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Past Exhibitions
Hong Kong Photography Series 3: Beyond the Portrait

Thematic Galleries (1) & (2),
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
14 July 2012 - 26 November 2012
 
Offering an attractive and charming range of styles and frames of reference, portrait photography allows the photographer to observe the subject with their camera while at the same time instigating a process of analysis, discovery and reflection. What portrait photography reveals goes beyond the boundaries of pure art to reflect certain values of humanity and society, and its meaning within contemporary society has recently become the subject of a more far-reaching discussion.

Following on from The Verve of Light and Shadow and City Flâneur, the museum is now hosting Beyond the Portrait as the third exhibition in its Hong Kong Photography Series. Put together by three prominent photographers and educators in the field, Wong Wo-Bik, Yvonne Lo and Lukas Tam, as guest curators, the exhibition is divided into four categories – 'Portraits of the Society', 'Artistic Portraits', 'Family Portraits' and 'Self Portraits' – including the early studio photos and contemporary works by 18 well-established and up-and-coming artists to illustrate the development of portrait photography in Hong Kong over the last century or so. Incorporating a wide variety of perspectives and an in-depth examination of the topic, the exhibition sets out to stimulate a dialogue with viewers on portrait photography and provoke their thoughts on this often underappreciated art form.

 
Exhibit Highlights

The Time Tunnel The Time Tunnel

Chan Chik
Black and white inkjet print
1950-59
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum


Kowloon

Richard Yee
Black and white print on fibre paper
1951
Kowloon


Hong Kong Upper Circles of Society Banquet Series Hong Kong Upper Circles of Society Banquet Series

Vincent Yu Wai-kin
Black and white inkjet print
1994
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum


Vietnamese Boat People Series
Tai A Chau


Leon Suen Shu-kwan
Black and white inkjet print
Early 1980s
Vietnamese Boat People Series Tai A Chau


Tin Hau Birthday Tin Hau Birthday

Alfred Ko Chi-keung
Black and white inkjet print
1996


Vietnamese Boat People Series

Bobby Yip Ying-kit
Black and white inkjet print
1985-89
Vietnamese Boat People Series


Self-portrait Self-portrait

Lo So-man
Colour print on fibre paper
1980
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum


Pictures of My Friends, Artists and Others Series
Ann Hui


Holly Lee
Black and white inkjet print 1981-86
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Pictures of My Friends, Artists and Others Series Ann Hui


Josef Fung  Guitarist/ Composer  Hong Kong Josef Fung Guitarist/ Composer Hong Kong

Almond Chu Tak-wah
Inkjet print
1996


Moon Perspective II Series

Wong Suk-ki
Colour inkjet print
2008
Moon Perspective II Series


Chinese in Cuba Series — Hundred Family Surnames Caridad Amaran Chinese in Cuba Series — Hundred Family Surnames
Caridad Amaran


Lau Pok-chi
Colour inkjet print
2009
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum


Double Blood Series
Diana and Maria


Ting Chan
Colour inkjet print
2006
Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Double Blood Series Diana and Maria


Family Portraits Series Mother Family Portraits Series
Mother


Holly Lee
Regenerated photographs
1991


Double Gaze Series

Lau Chi-chung
Colour inkjet print
2012
Double Gaze Series


A Man Falling into a Well A Man Falling into a Well

Dick Lai Chun-ling
Video (4 mins 45 secs)
2010


Reading L’Etranger (The Outsider)

Jimmy Chan Yu-wo
Photography installation
2011
Reading L’Etranger (The Outsider)


Eyes on Me Series Eyes on Me I Eyes on Me Series
Eyes on Me I


Stella Tsoi Sum-yi
Gelatin Silver Print
2009


22 Morning Streets Series

Hung Chuk-kwan, Liu Ngan-ling (Siu Ding)
Colour inkjet print
2008
22 Morning Streets Series




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