Blue Lotus Gallery

Fan Ho

Nov 18 – Dec 18, 2022
Opening: Friday, Nov 18, 5pm – 8pm 

As Evening Hurries By (日暮途遠)’ by Fan Ho 何藩, Hong Kong 1955. Courtesy Blue Lotus Gallery.

The creator’s journey is always a difficult one with its twists and turns, but every creator has its own way of embarking on their unique path. Fan Ho, an internationally renowned photographer who captured Hong Kong in the 50’s and 60’s, devoted his life to evolving his craft. His own artistic journey started as early as 1945 and he was over time inspired by different schools and styles to eventually come to his own unique style.

This journey is documented in Fan Ho’s latest photo-book ‘Photography. My Passion. My Life.’ published by WE Press in 2021. A highlight of the book is the essay ‘My Quest’, in which he recollects his past works and reflects on his personal interpretations of aesthetics, poetics, philosophy and synergy. This journey will also be expressed in Fan Ho’s latest exhibition at Blue Lotus Gallery, inviting photography enthusiasts to explore and pursue the wonders of photography through Fan Ho’s lens.

As per the Fan Ho family, “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.”

創作者的心路歷程各有其困境與迷思,但無不充滿自身的故事色彩。香港當今最重要攝影大師之一:何藩,亦同樣盡其畢生,勾畫出精彩絕倫的創作故事。早於1945年,何藩以畫意派為啟蒙老師,後以年計一路走過寫派及新潮派的驗之旅,從而糅合百家之大成探尋出美學、現、新穎三者之間的共鳴,創出他極具標誌性的剪裁風格,集成其獨有的一門新影藝。

何藩最新攝影集《感情‧感悟‧感覺》中的第一篇文章:《我的嘗試》,於字裡行間完整記錄上述的探索足跡, 以文字及多幀獲獎無數的作品,剖析出他對於美學、詩學、哲學之間協調的定義。《感情‧感悟‧感覺》將於 Blue Lotus Gallery 以展覽形式呈獻給廣大的攝影愛好者,我們誠邀大家到場一睹何藩生平的影藝結晶,一同 跟隨他的步伐去不斷的追尋、不斷的嘗試。

如同何藩家人所述:「何藩是永遠在我們內心深處,透過他遺下來的作品,會感覺和他的距離拉得更近。每一 次我們注視他那令人難以忘懷的作品,總有不同的體驗,無論是他鏡頭下那逝去的時代、 還是恆久不變的人 情味。」


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Blue Lotus Gallery, established in 2007, is a photography gallery with a strong focus on exploring Hong Kong culture and identity. The gallery offers an exquisite selection of books, limited edition and vintage prints on old and new Hong Kong by respected master photographers, such as Fan Ho, and emerging contemporary artists. 


Represented artists
Au Tze Long 區子朗, Nick Brandt, Christopher Button, Tugo Cheng, Ben Felten, Greg Girard, Gijsbert Hanekroot, Fan Ho, Alexis Ip, Stefan Irvine, Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, Michael Kenna, Michael David Kistler, Ian Lambot, Keith Macgregor, Yasuhiro Ogawa, Marc Progin, Wing Shya