Portrait of Hong Kong by Fan Ho

Upcoming exhibition showcasing the last body of work of prominent photographer Fan Ho

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本次展览将展示香港著名摄影师何藩生前的最后作品,并收录于《念香港人的旧》一书。为了完成这项作品,这位广受赞誉和喜爱的摄影师及电影导演从其数量庞大的底片中挑选出了一系列未经发表的作品并编辑成册。2015年,何藩对甄选出的约500张照片进行了具有明显个人风格的裁剪。在何藩不幸去世后,得益于他的家人以及Sarah Greene的协助,这项作品终于在一年之后得以完成。在《念香港人的旧》系列中,艺术家将香港描绘为一个以人为中心的城市。

This exhibition showcases the last body of work of prominent photographer Fan Ho as embodied in the book project ‘Portrait of Hong Kong’. For this final endeavour the celebrated and much-loved photographer and film director, Fan Ho, went through his extensive archive of negatives to compile a of series of work that had not previously been published. In 2015 Fan Ho selected about 500 old negatives from his own archive which he then cropped in his signature style. After the deeply unfortunate event of his passing, it took another year for the project to be completed with the help of his family and Sarah Greene. In this body of work the artist wanted to portray Hong Kong as a city with the focus on its people.

▼白篷的舞步,Dancing Canopies

▼童趣,Age of Innocence in Sheung Wan


The photographic selection expressed in this new body of work feels closer to documentary and pure street photography compared to his previously highly stylised approach. In his own manifesto ‘Thoughts on Street Photography’ which he wrote at the age of 28, and of which carefully selected quotes can be found throughout the book, he explains, “my realistic street photos are rarely selected. Pictorial aesthetics and images with a sense of humour are still the key for salon photos but I expect changes to happen soon. In the meantime, I will just keep trying.”


▼贪嘴,Can’t Wait

▼五个小孩的母亲,Five Little Ones



▼思量,In Deep Thought

▼童心,Kids and Cat

▼开门七件事,Market Promenade

▼鬼斧神工,Master Craftsman

▼妈妈我饿了,Mom’s Second Kitchen



▼三点九・中环街市,Quarter to Four

▼湾仔集体回忆,Recollection of Wan Chai

▼漫步太平山街,Strolling to Tai Ping Shan Street

▼忆西环,Surreal Sai Wan

▼余晖,The Last Beam

▼独当一面,The Young Punter

▼成人工作・小孩玩乐,Work and Play

▼川流不息,Thriving Market

▼妈妈终会回来,Waiting for Mom

▼当年情,Young Musketeers

《念香港人的旧》一书由香港的WE PRESS于2017年6月出版,并在第11届香港图书大奖评选(2018)中被香港出版总会授予“年度最佳图书”奖。作为已经获得近300个奖项的摄影师,何藩此次的获奖再次印证了他在香港乃至世界的受欢迎度。本次展览将展出约40件作品,其中包括一些罕见的旧日作品。同名书籍《念香港人的旧》也将在展览期间同步发售。

The book, published by Hong Kong’s WE PRESS in June 2017, was awarded ‘Best Book of the Year’ by the HK Federation of Book Publishers in the 11th Hong Kong Book Prize Competition (2018). This award for Fan Ho, who already amassed close to 300 accolades, thusly reaffirms his popularity in Hong Kong and beyond. The exhibition will feature about 40 works including some rare vintage pieces. The book with the same title ‘Portrait of Hong Kong’ will be available during the exhibition.

▼屈地街日记,Whitty Street Diary

▼秘巷,Mystic Alley

展览地点:香港,上环,Blue Lotus Gallery(新地址)
Exhibition: Fan Ho | Portrait of Hong Kong 
Exhibition Dates: 22 March – 28 April 2019
Cocktail Opening: Thursday 21 March, 6–9 pm
Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [New Address!]

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