An Instantaneous Torrent: Sha Fei and China at WarThis section launched last year, and for this year’s edition, Cai Tao, an associ ate professor in the School of Arts and Humanities at the Guangzhou Acade my of Fine Arts, has curated “An Instantaneous Torrent: Sha Fei and China at War.” The show pays homage to Sha Fei (born Situ Chuan), an important figure in the history of modern photography in China. Sha Fei was not satisfied with his professional career as a photojournalist; he also had more personal pursuits. He took important portraits of Lu Xun and Henry Norman Bethune, but he also used his camera to capture life on base and trained his keen eye on the scenes and spirit of China during wartime.
Curator： Cai Tao
Sha Fei, The Eighth Route Army Fighting on the Great Wall (Autumn 1937, Laiyuan, Hebei), Courtesy of Ms. Wang Yan. Thanks to the Art Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy.