Online Photo Gallery

Online Photo GalleryVisit our online photo gallery here to see photographs of our events in context with the photo exhibition „Baohan Street: An African Community in Guangzhou“.


Li Dong

Li DongAfter working in petrochemical engineering for 15 years, Li Dong turned to documentary photography. He is interested in the striking social and economic transformations in China’s recent history and the emergence of migrant communities whom he considers the ‘new Guangzhou residents’.
In March/April 2014, his exhibition was shown in Guangzhou, which was the first time a documentary photographer had provided a glimpse of Baohan Street and its African residents. The exhibition generated vibrant discussion among the public, academics and artists, and resulted in media coverage and internet debate. It has been documented in various international media outlets, including the China Daily, Global Times, and National Geographic.

Michaela Pelican

Michaela PelicanMichaela Pelican is a Junior Professor in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne and curator of the photo exhibition „Baohan Street: An African Community in Guangzhou“. She has worked on migration within Africa as well as from Cameroon to the Gulf States and China. Her current research project (together with Prof. Li Zhigang, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, and Prof. Björn Ahl, University of Cologne) focuses on recent changes in China’s immigration policy and its impact on African migrants in Guangzhou.

PANEL DISCUSSION, 16.10.2014, 6 pm

Mi You

Mi YouMi You is curator, media artist and academic staff at Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She was born in Beijing and has a special interest in urban developments. Mi You will moderate the panel discussion about the photo exhibition „Baohan Street: An African Community in Guangzhou“.

Arjang Omrani

Arjang Omrani Arjang Omrani is filmmaker and visual anthropologist. Currently he is teaching Visual Anthropology at the department of Social Anthropology, University of Münster and he is PhD candidate at Cologne School of Media Art.

Sévérin Kaji

Severin KajiSévérin Kaji is PhD candidate in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne. Drawing on his own experience as a student in Cameroon, Norway and Germany, his research focuses on African student migration to China.

Wang Shaobo

Wang ShaoboWang Shaobo is professional photographer, art collector and businessman. He worked and lived in Africa and Europe for a number of years, and has a particular interest in African culture and art.

John Njenga Karugia

John Njenga KarugiaDr. John Njenga Karugia is a researcher and lecturer within the BMBF project AFRASO (Africa’s Asian Options) at Goethe University Frankfurt where he researches on Indian Ocean Memories and Imaginaries. He has researched intensively on Chinese migration to East Africa and African migration to China.

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