Li Zhensheng
Public Talk


As a photojournalist during the Cultural Revolution in China, Li Zhensheng bore witness to the social-political upheaval that spread through China and was compelled to record the reality behind China’s most catastrophic political movement.

Join us as he shares his insights to what transpired during the Cultural Revolution.

Talk will be conducted in Mandarin with English translation.

About the Exhibition
Witness looks into the golden age of photography as a medium that chronicles significant history events.

During the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 – 1976), otherwise commonly known as the Cultural Revolution, Li Zhensheng bore witness to the social-political upheaval that spread through China.

As a young photojournalist of the Heilongjiang Daily, Li was compelled to record the reality behind China’s most catastrophic political movement. He risked his life by hiding negatives that offered a complete account of China’s political situation under the rule of Mao Zedong.

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