Bao Kun is one of mainland China’s most prominent contemporary photography critics. He talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing 
Photo: Liao Pan
Bao Kun is one of mainland China’s most prominent contemporary photography critics. He talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing Photo: Liao Pan
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From a youth in the Cultural Revolution to a photographer and critic, one of the best known in China: the life of Bao Kun

  • The son of a former Nationalist military officer, Bao Kun was sent to work in the photo section of a Beijing department store, where he spent nine years
  • Bao became a photographer, shooting the album cover for a famous musician, then a curator, critic and mentor to young photographers, he tells Thomas Bird

Bao Kun is one of mainland China’s most prominent contemporary photography critics. He talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing 
Photo: Liao Pan
Bao Kun is one of mainland China’s most prominent contemporary photography critics. He talks about growing up during the Cultural Revolution in Beijing Photo: Liao Pan
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