Fan Ho, Greg Girard, Keith Macgregor, Robin Moyer, Walter Koditek, KC Kwan, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, Michael Kistler, Jason Au
The Streets of Hong Kong
Mar 16 – Apr 16, 2023
Blue Lotus Gallery
G/F, 28 Pound Lane
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
+852 5590 3229
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
For a long time, the city of Hong Kong has seen the rise of many well-known photographers, with works that are based on the streets of Hong Kong. What makes Hong Kong a hub for street photography? What is the attraction and appeal of the city’s streets and alleys, allowing different photographers to create internationally renowned works?
With its vibrant street life and culture, as well as decades of rapid development, Hong Kong’s cityscape is ever-changing, compelling its visitors to notice the old and new elements hidden within the city. Every mundane moment reveals countless possibilities of beauty, and every second is an opportunity for photographers to compose poetry with their apparatus.
In this joint exhibition of The Streets of Hong Kong, works of street photography from different periods and styles will be exhibited, from the inception of Hong Kong as a port to the present day, allowing visitors to explore different facets of street photography through various lenses.
The exhibition opens with an experimental take on street photography by Fan Ho, as well as Hong Kong’s iconic neon signs as captured by Keith Macgregor, black and white harbour shot in 1980 by Robin Moyer and the 80s busy day scenes by Greg Girard. More recent approaches include the midnight Kowloon side by KC Kwan, documentary post-war post-war modern architecture by Walter Koditek, City Poetry series composed by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, a contemporary stylistic approach by young photographer Jason Au, and Michael Kistler’s seductive deep hue scenes of today’s Hong Kong.
Image: The Sequel Is Rarely As Good by Michael Kistler, Hong Kong 2022. Courtesy Blue Lotus Gallery.