Grace Lau

Grace Lau

Biography

Grace Lau is a documentary photographer who has specialised in opening up Chinese identity and Western views of the Chinese. She has also explored the world of sexuality, gender identity and fetishism through photography. In 1990 she founded Exposures, the Association of Women Photographers, and helped organise the Signals Festival of Women Photographers. She is author of Adults in Wonderland: Grace Lau, A Retrospective (London: Serpent’s Tail, 1997) and Picturing the Chinese: Early western photographs and postcards of China (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2008). Her Arts Council-funded project 21st Century Types (2005) constructed a 19th century Shanghai portrait studio in Hastings and invited the public to be photographed.

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