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    Photographs by Hedda H. Morrison

    • Dates: July 15, 1949 through September 11, 1949
    • Collections: Photography
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    • July 14, 1949: An exhibition of forty eight photographs of China by Hedda H. Morrison will open at the Brooklyn Museum July 15 in the Photographic Gallery and will remain on view through September 11.

      All of Mrs. Morrison’s photographs are documentary and lend a fresh perspective on China as it was to western eyes. Its habits, customs and its ways of life, have been earnestly and richly covered by Mrs. Morrison’s photographs. “The Stunted Tree”, a photograph of extreme design, “Paper Butterflies”, showing an excellent closeup of children’s expressions and the “Teachers of Sword Dancing” to a group of small children, show clearly that form and grace are important factors.

      Mrs. Morrison first acquired her photographic training in Germany. She was then brought to Peking by Hartung’s, the best photographic shop there. When her contract expired, she remained in China rather than return to Nazi Germany. She continued her photographic work during World War II for the American Red Cross in Peking. She has exhibited her photographs at the Peking Institute of Fine Arts, The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and Canada.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1947 - 1952. 07-09/1949, 079. View Original

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