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Mar
12

Fan Ho : ‘Hong Kong Yesterday’ Series (Photography)

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‘Approaching Shadow’
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Fan Ho
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‘Pattern’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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‘People Crossing’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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‘Afternoon Chat’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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‘The Lonely Conductor’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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‘Lonely Stroll’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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‘Inferno’
Photograph
Fan Ho
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Born in Shanghai, China in 1932, Fan Ho later moved to Hong Kong with his family, where he began to take photographs using a Rolleiflex camera given to him by his father. In the beginning, Fan Ho considered photography an engaging pastime. But as he roamed the streets and alleyways of Hong Kong, he was drawn to the city and its inhabitants. Whether it’s the slums of Hong Kong, its pulsing city streets, or its light-filled stairwells, the patterns of daily life are the inspiration for his still photographs.

Inspired by the Bauhaus point of view and a strong sense of abstraction, Fan Ho’s cosmopolitan, multicultural Hong Kong becomes a magical city of light and dark, shadow and substance, crowds and isolation. The experimental nature of Fan Ho’s vision is immediately apparent in these photographs, which are notable not only for their altered perspectives, dramatic compositions and surreal abstraction, but also for the view they provide of the markets, streets and slums of Hong Kong. – [Ext]

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3 Responses to “Fan Ho : ‘Hong Kong Yesterday’ Series (Photography)”


  1. March 13, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I like his work very much !! Love the old pictures of HK or China. Nice double exposure one you choose for his series.

  2. March 13, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Going to look him up now, thanks for sharing.


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