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The End of an Era: Shanghai 1949

October 15 – November 24, 1991

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

A selection of photographs taken in Shanghai during and immediately following the Communist takeover in China in 1949. The photographer is Sam Tata, whose work has earned him international recognition.

I am not a historian. I am a photographer. I was a witness to a great historical change, a world shaking event – Shanghai, 1949 – when the Red Star spread across China.

-Sam Tata, 1991