Experience the Hong Kong of Yesterday (1950-60) through Fan Ho’s photography
Growing up in post-war Hong Kong, the award-winning photographer Fan Ho was fascinated by photography from an early age. He started taking photos with his Rolleiflex camera that his father gave him and was soon developing his images in the family bathtub.
His timeless photography – “abstract and humanistic”– tells the story of mid-Twentieth Century Hong Kong, and portrays its crowded marketplaces, robust street life, hidden alleys and dramatic figures through a breathtaking and innovative play with light.
Modernbook Editions and Asia One are pleased to announce their next publication, Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir. This new book completes the trilogy Fan Ho began with Hong Kong Yesterday and The Living Theatre. In his previous monographs, viewers were introduced to Hong Kong during the 1950s and 1960s. Through his brilliant eye for light, composition, and his patience for the ‘decisive moment,’ Mr. Ho created striking images that continue to resonate through the decades. Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir revisits this lost era with a combination of never before seen images and introduces new-montaged photographs.
Take a look at some of his photos we have handpicked for you from the Hong Kong Memoir Collection.
View more details about Fan Ho’s new publication here
You can view Fan Ho’s photography at the following exhibitions in San Francisco and Hong Kong.
San Francisco, Modernbook Gallery, Fan Ho in person for the reception November 6, 2014 exhibition up through December 2014.
49 Geary Street 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Hong Kong, AO Artspace, October 31- January 31, 2014
AO: Vertical Art Space
c/o AO: The Photo Book Center
1-13/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan, HK
Check out some more photos from Fan Ho’s Collection Hong Kong Yesterday
Between showers 1962
Approaching shadow 1954
Journey to uncertainty 1956
Daily routine 1961
Evening in Aberdeen 1958
In a Chinese street 1959
Lonely stroll 1958
Misty morn 1963
On the stage of life 1954
Her study 1963