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“光社” , 中国摄影史上第一个摄影团体,1923年成立于北京大学,初名“艺术写真研究会”,后更名为“光社”。1924-1927年,在中央公园举办过4次摄影作品展览,并在1927年编辑了我国第一部摄影年鉴《北京光社年鉴》。1937年因日本侵占北京停止活动。


当年“光社”的创立全凭对摄影的热爱,没有被半点功利所污浊。在那个物质匮乏而动荡的年代,这是份伟大的初衷。在“光社”告别历史舞台八十年后的今天,另一位具有同样热情的北京人王珺先生基于对摄影同样单纯而发乎于心的情怀,希望借由 “光社” 这个意义非凡的名字,将那份初衷发扬光大。同时借助自己深厚的国内外资源,打造出一个集研究、教育、展览、收藏为一体的,具系统性的现代影像学术研究机构。


光社影像中心希望可以提供一处精致但丰富的复合艺术空间,在中心内提供展示收藏、创作讨论、休息交流等多重艺术活动的举办空间,通过严肃地观察摄影艺术、研究摄影,在现有的艺术生态系统中为中国当代摄影艺术的发展尽微薄的力量,为中国摄影艺术的发展提供新的契机和平台。


Light Society (Guang She) is the earliest photography collective in Chinese history. It was founded in 1923 at Peking University. The collective started out as “The Art Photography Research Association” and later changed its name to “Light Society”. It held 4 photography exhibitions in Central Park between 1924 and 1927 and published the Beijing Light Society Yearbook in 1927, which became the first photography annual in China. Activities of the Society eventually ceased in 1937 as a result of Japan’s invasion of Beijing.


Light Society was born out of its members’ pure love for photography, which was completely uncontaminated by money and fame. This was especially significant considering the turbulent political situation and the impoverished condition of the Chinese society back then. Eighty years after the shutdown of the original Light Society, Mr Wang Jun, a native Beijinger, decided to adopt its extraordinary name and carry on the unfinished mission of the Society with the same passion and dedication its founders once exemplified. With a wealth of resources in and out of China, Mr Wang was able to create a multifunctional institution for modern photography that systematically combines research, education, exhibition and collection.


Light Society aims to create a comprehensive art space that’s both refined and diverse, a space not only for the exhibition, collection and creation of artworks but also for sharing and discussing ideas and hosting various art-related events. With close observation and serious research, Light Society hopes to make its own contribution to the artistic ecosystem of contemporary photography in China, and to provide new opportunities and a platform for the development of Chinese photography.