Events Walter Bosshard & Robert Capa–The Race for China

Exhibition Time: October 29, 2019-May 3, 2020
Exhibition Venue:2rd floor exhibition hall, Tsinghua University Art Museum


The 1930s were a crucial decade for China. The exhibition presents the work of two outstanding photojournalists who reported about China at war from different angles. The Swiss correspondent Walter Bosshard had lived and worked in China since 1931. Robert Capa, the most famous war photographer of his time, came to China in 1938 as a member of a film crew. Walter Bosshard and Robert Capa were friends, but also rivals regarding publications in Life. They covered similar stories and found themselves observing the same scenes of war. This gives us the unique chance to present a multi-layered narrative – about the history of China seen through Western eyes, about the question of truth in photojournalism, and about the power of photography in wartime.

Picture copyright:Swiss Foundation for Photography / Archives of Contemporary History (ETH Zurich); International Center of Photography/Magnum Photos.


Source: Tsinghua Univeristy Art Museum