Live talk with exhibition curator Betty Yao
Betty Yao will follow the trail of young John Thomson from his early years in Edinburgh to his first major journey to photograph the fascinating kingdom of 19th century Siam. He travelled to Siam (Thailand) as a professional photographer only a few decades after the invention of photography.
In this talk, Betty will follow Thomson’s footsteps and look at the people and places he photographed. She will divulge the story, the twists and turns behind the survival of this valuable collection through 150 years.