标题: FW: 伯明翰图书馆周六讲座:中国的影像 Bir mingham Public Library Saturday Colloqui um: The Visions of China - Exploring Chi na's History and Culture Through Early P hotography

作者: cssa

日期: 2009-10-01


伯明翰图书馆本周六举办中国的影像’讲座:

 

时间:本周六(103日)下午3

 

地点:the Arrington Auditorium of the Central Library

 

演讲人:格瑞格米莱特 博士 (Dr. Gregg Millett)

 

内容:中国内地最早的一批彩色照片。

      照片拍摄者是医学博士克林顿・米莱特中校。1944年,作为抗日战争时期援华美军的一员,他在昆明担任坐落于滇池之滨的美国陆军第172医院副院长。当时是中国人民浴血抗战最关键的时刻,上万援华美军来到中国,在云南和缅甸的战场上与中国军队并肩作战。克林顿・米莱特先生成了那段烽火历史的见证者和记录者。在昆明期间,他用柯达彩色反转片拍摄了大批高品质的幻灯片,那时全球用于拍摄的彩色胶片刚刚问世两年。这批图片曾在中国云南省博物馆展出,引起很大的反响,并被中国国家博物馆收藏。

     本周六,他的儿子格瑞格•米莱特来到伯明翰图书馆为大家展示这批图片。

 

链接:http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2009/09/birmingham-public-library-to-host_14.html

 

 

More details about Dr. Gregg Millett:

 

Dr. Gregg Millett, who lives in the Capital Region of New York near the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, attended Dartmouth College, the University of Nebraska, and Stanford University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1965.  He has lived and worked Nebraska, California, Texas, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. 

In 1944-45, Dr. Millett's father, Clinton Millett,M.D., a U.S. Army doctor stationed in Kunming, China, worked diligently running the 172nd hospital unit and building a convalescent camp at the foot of West Mountain on the shore of Lake Dianchi. During this time he wrote over 300 letters to his wife, Martha, and their four young children back in Omaha, Nebraska. In these letters he expressed great affection and curiosity toward the culture that was before his eyes and he also requested, “more 35 MM Kodachrome film.”
 
Sixty years later, Dr. Millett’s son, Gregg, and his great-granddaughter, Krystal (a 21-year old photographer) planned to take Dr. Millett’s letters and color photographs back to Kunming. A life-changing adventure began when he sent an e-mail to “Yunnan Adventure Travel Service” requesting “accommodations with a Chinese family and rental of a hall for a slide show of old colored photographs of Kunming � 5 sample photographs are attached.” When Jin Fei Bao, the travel service owner, saw the photographs he recognized the “treasure” and suggested an exhibition.  He and Dr. Millett were to become very close friends over the years.
 
On May 9, 2004, Gregg and Krystal welcomed the crowd standing in front of the Yunnan Provincial Museum. By the end of the day, 12,000 people had viewed the old photographs that were enlarged and hanging in the Museum. Some residents of Kunming recognized their parents, their homes, their shops, their streets � even themselves as little children. By the end of May, 300,000 people had looked back into their colored past, which had been mostly lost through war, revolution, social change and economic development. The newspapers reported: “The Old Color Photographs are sending tremors through Kunming.” The TV stations reported daily on the activities of “our new American friends” and of the heart-warming stories coming from the visitors to the exhibition.  

Since the first exhibition, Gregg and Jin Fei Bao, have worked together investigating the photographic history of China. These investigations have been aided by the Magic Lantern Society of the US and Canada and the Schenectady Museum and have uncovered several amazing glass slide and stereoview collections as well as the early motion pictures of Auguste Francois.

A "Century Memory of China" exhibition, utilizing these images, is currently being planned for 2010 to open in Kunming, travel across China, and conclude at the National Museum of China in Beijing.

Dr. Millett will share his pictures and hand-painted glass slides of China with the audience using a digital projector. However, a magic lantern and carousel projectors and a stereoscope will be demonstrated and on display.

Please publicize that he will present a lecture on the historical, sociological, and international significance of his collections Monday evening, October 5, at the University of Montevallo.  Contact the Department Chair, Dr. Day, in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences there for time and location.*

 

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