Blue Lotus Gallery is offering a chance to see the best of Fan Ho’s internationally renowned photography of old Hong Kong.
The exhibition and an accompanying publication – titled “Photography. My Passion. My Life.” – includes previously unreleased material, as well as details from Ho about his stylistic approach and influences.
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“Through his essay, we learn about his interpretations of aesthetics, poetics, philosophy and synergy, as seen in his photographs,” Blue Lotus Gallery said.
Ho began photography at the age of 14 with his father’s Kodak Brownie camera. In 1949, he moved to Hong Kong with his parents, where he began working in the film industry and became a director until his retirement age 65.
Throughout his lifetime, he taught photography and film-making at various universities worldwide.
He received almost 300 accolades for his work throughout his lifetime.
Ho’s works remain in private and public collections, most notably, in that of M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and Bibliotèque National de France.
Ho died in 2016 aged 84. Ahead of the new exhibition, his family said:
Fan Ho will always have a special place in our hearts, and we feel closer to him through the lasting legacy of his work. We know we will continue to discover something refreshing every time we look at his unforgettable images, be they portrayals of a bygone era or of the endurance of the human spirit.
Preview: November 18th (Friday) at 5-8pm.
Exhibition: 18 November – 18 December 2022. Free entry. Event details.
Venue: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong.
Opening hours: Tue–Sun, 11am–6pm, closed on public holidays.
Visit Fan Ho’s website for more photos, or his page on Blue Lotus Gallery.
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