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「念香港人的旧」何藩摄影展

时间 3月22日-4月28日 (逢日,三至六) 上午11时 (7小时)

地点 Blue Lotus Gallery 》香港太平山磅巷28号

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This exhibition showcases the last body of work of prominent photographer Fan Ho as embodied in the book project ‘Portrait of Hong Kong’. For this final endeavour the celebrated and much-loved photographer and film director, Fan Ho, went through his extensive archive of negatives to compile a of series of work that had not previously been published. In 2015 Fan Ho selected about 500 old negatives from his own archive which he then cropped in his signature style. After the deeply unfortunate event of his passing, it took another year for the project to be completed with the help of his family and Sarah Greene. The flow of images takes you on a journey travelling from West to East of Hong Kong Island, starting with the boat people, moving through construction and modernisation, across the harbour to Kowloon side, ending in the New Territories and the quiet waters of Hong Kong.

The photographic selection expressed in this new body of work feels more natural, indeed closer to documentary and pure street photography compared to his previously highly stylised approach. In his own manifesto ‘Thoughts on Street Photography’ which he wrote at the age of 28, and of which carefully selected quotes can be found throughout the book, he explains, “my realistic street photos are rarely selected. Pictorial aesthetics and images with a sense of humour are still the key for salon photos but I expect changes to happen soon. In the meantime, I will just keep trying."

The book, published by Hong Kong’s WE PRESS in June 2017, was awarded ‘Best Book of the Year’ by the HK Federation of Book Publishers in the 11th Hong Kong Book Prize Competition (2018). This award for Fan Ho, who already amassed close to 300 accolades, thusly reaffirms his popularity in Hong Kong and beyond.

The exhibition will feature about 40 works including some rare vintage pieces. The book with the same title ‘Portrait of Hong Kong’ will be available during the exhibition.


被誉为「一代宗师」的何藩因拍摄五、六十年代的香港而闻名,成为亚洲最受欢迎的街头摄影师之一。

何藩1931 年出生于中国上海。自14岁生日时获父亲所赠 Rolleiflex 双镜头相机开始,便与摄影结下不解之缘,更在第一年便获得首个奖项。其后他于 1949 年与家人移居香港,继续追寻摄影梦。

何藩被誉为「东方布列松」。拍摄中,他常以极大的耐心等待「最佳时机」,等待人物形象与几何结构和线条精心构建的背景不期而遇。他还喜欢用背光效果或结合烟雾与光线来营造戏剧感和氛围。海上或街头生活、黄昏时被太阳拉出细长斜影的巷道和市场是他最爱的取景点。

何先生对香港民生的热爱让他的摄影作品充满人文气息。在他的照片中我们可以看到苦力、商贩、沿街叫卖生果和蔬菜的小贩、在街上玩耍或做功课的孩童等等。正如何老所说:「我爱香港,我爱香港的人们。」他从未想过记录香港的城市建筑和名胜,而是努力捕捉香港的魂,记录香港人的苦难和坚韧。

青少年时代到二十八岁前是何藩最为高产的时期。他的作品在当时已获得广泛关注,通过参加画廊比赛赢得近 300 个地区和国际性大奖。他的才华对电影业亦产生了不小的影响。他曾参演多部电影,之后转作导演直至 75 岁退休。

何藩是英国皇家摄影学会及英国皇家艺术学会会员,亦是多国摄影学会荣誉会员,包括新加坡、阿根廷、巴西、德国、法国、意大利及比利时。过往曾到多国大学教授摄影及电影制作。其作品获众多私人和公共机构收藏,其中最着名的包括:香港 M+ 博物馆、香港文化博物馆、法国国家图书馆(Bibliothèque National de France)、旧金山现代艺术博物馆(San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)、美国圣巴巴拉艺术博物馆(Santa Barbara Museum of Art)、
美国克利夫兰艺术博物馆(The Cleveland Museum of Art)。

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