XUNLING (c.1880-1943) picked up photography as a hobby in Tokyo and then learnt more in Paris, where his father was the Chinese Ambassador. Xunling, as the 'Imperial Photographer', later took many photographs of the Empress Dowager Cixi. Xunling was the brother of “Princess” Der Ling, whose books about court life featured his photographs. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Der_Ling and http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/empress_dowager/cx_essay01.html and http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tap/7977573.0002.108/--piety-and-power-the-theatrical-images-of-empress-dowager?rgn=main;view=fulltext.