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National Museums Liverpool ADMIN August 6, 2010
Thanks to everyone who posted photos to this group. The competition has now finished, well done to winner Lee Carus and runners up Graham Morgan and Mark McGowan.

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THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Thank you for all of your entries and congratulations to winner Lee Carus and runners up Graham Morgan and Mark McGowan.

You can read more about how judge Betty Yao (the curator of the former exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872) made her difficult decision in picking the winner in this blog post.



To celebrate the former exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 which was held at Merseyside Maritime Museum in early 2010, Flickr users were invited to submit their photos of Liverpool's Chinatown or other images which represent something meaningful to about Chinese culture in the city of Liverpool.

For example, photos of Liverpool's Chinese arch, the Chinese New Year celebrations, buildings, people, or even a local restaurant which has a special place in your life!

On 24 May 2010 our favourite photo submitted to the pool won a banquet meal for two with wine at Liverpool’s longest-established Chinese restaurant, Yuet Ben, serving "unusual and authentic dishes alongside the best crispy duck on Merseyside" (The Independent). Two runners-up will each receive a copy of the China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 exhibition catalogue.

During the course of the competition we also featured some of our favourite photos from this pool on the National Museums Liverpool blog and the winning photo is featured on the blog and website.

Competition rules

The competition is open to everyone. All entries must be added to the group by 24 May 2010. By adding your photo to the group you consent to it possibly being used on the National Museums Liverpool blog or website in features related to this competition. Any photos used will be credited to the photographer with a link to their Flickr photostream. National Museums Liverpool will not use photos submitted to this group for any other purpose unless we contact you first.

China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 exhibition

Merseyside Maritime Museum was the first UK venue to show this extensive exhibition of almost 150 photographs by the legendary Scottish photographer and travel writer John Thomson (1837-1921).

The photographs document his journeys through China from 1868 to 1872. Unlike most photographers working in the Far East at that time, Thomson was not a government official, nor a missionary. He was a professional photographer who was fascinated by China. Thomson possessed an open mind and was sensitive to the lives and surroundings of his subjects. He was able to capture people and street life in a most natural way. His photographs therefore form a unique archive documenting 19th century China's landscapes, architecture, people and customs.

Further information is on the China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 exhibition website.

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