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Young Mother Carrying A Child On Her Back In The Market, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison [RESTORED]

Young Mother Carrying A Child On Her Back In The Market, Hong Kong Island [c1946] Hedda Morrison [RESTORED]
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Entitled: Young Mother Carrying A Child On Her Back In The Market, Hong Kong Island [c1946] H Morrison [RESTORED] Minor spot and scratch touch up, contrast and tonal adjustments, with a purposeful lower contrast background to provide better visual separation, and a final sepia tone.

Hedda Morrison was a tremendous resource for images from the latter part of the Republican China years, photographing extensively with a 2 1/4 Rolleiflex Twin Lens (my personal roll film favorite) during her 13 year stay in China (from 1933 – 1946). Coincidentally, she then married into the family of and bears the name of another very famous China photographer; she married George Ernest Morrison’s son, Alastair in 1946. Besides photography in China, she was also known for a large body of image work in Malaysia and Australia (where she died in 1991). Her husband, generously donated her life’s work, divided between Harvard University and Australia’s Power House Museum of Science & Design.

One of Morrison’s most iconic photographs, this image was found on Harvard University’s VIA (Visual Information Access) Search Engine under Record Identifier olvwork351276.

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