Tung Hing

TUNG Hing (同兴照) was one of the ‘finest photographers in nineteenth-century China’, active in the 1860s and 1870s, with a studio in Fuzhou (Foochow), opposite Messrs Russell & Co.’s hong. Tung Hing himself (or the Tung Hing Studio) ‘was responsible for a six-plate panorama of Foochow and for a superb series of views of the surrounding scenery, probably undertaken in the mid-1870s.’ Forty-eight of Tung Hing's photographs are in an album at the Harvard-Yenching Library, Edward Bangs Drew Collection (EBD060) – HPC ref Hv36. Some of Tung Hing’s photographs can be confused with similar images by Lai Fong (Afong Studio). Source: History of Photography in China, Chinese Photographers 1844-1879 by Terry Bennett, pages 155-157.