Almost immediately after the invention of photog- raphy, Scottish photographers took their clunky cameras on the road to capture the stories of peoples and communities touched by the forces of British imperialism. For the next thirty years, their journeys would take them far from their homes in the Lowlands to the Canadian wilderness and the treaty ports and rivers of China. The Global Flows of Early Scottish Photogra- phy is about the interplay between these photogra- phers’ ambitions and the needs and desires of the people they met. Anthony Lee tracks the work of several famous innovators of the art form, includ- ing the pioneering team of D.O. Hill and Robert Adamson in Edinburgh; Canada’s first great photographers, the Scottish immigrants William Notman and Alexander Henderson in Montreal; the globetrotting John Thomson in Hong Kong; and Lai Afong, the first widely known Chinese photographer. Lee reveals their pictures in the context of migration and the social impact wrought by worldwide trade and competing nationalisms. A timely book, it tells of an era when cameras emerged to give shape and meaning to some of the most defining moments brought about by globalization in the nineteenth century. Beautifully written and richly illustrated in full colour, The Global Flows of Early Scottish Photography weaves stories together to show that even the earliest pictures were sites of fierce historical struggle. Anthony W. Lee is Idella Plimpton Kendall Professor of Art History at Mount Holyoke College and the author of several award-winning books, including A Shoemaker’s Story and Picturing Chinatown. 8 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 H I S T O R Y O F P H O T O G R A P H Y • C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S The Global Flows of Early Scottish Photography Encounters in Scotland, Canada, and China anthony w. lee Tracing the global reach of early photography and the camera’s part in cultural encounters across three continents. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S ($Ht..7’d008L3;g0om02N299T bo8oCto8 G9d8Cort98 crdCt03 t8 £2r @t3r92f May 2019 -5,7a755pl7l5Sp7a 4lliaav bAU1 4lliaav Dc1 khhiaa $.9ru 5il B -i5l pna66 Sn, 6u9r931 Ed.. $9.9d2 ru29d:u9dr