Hong Kong Memoir
Auteur: Fan Ho
Editeur: Modernbook Editions
A propos: ‘Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir’. This book completes the trilogy Fan Ho began with Hong Kong Yesterday and The Living Theatre. In his previous monographs, viewers were introduced to Hong Kong during the 1950s and 1960s.
Through his brilliant eye for light, composition, and his patience for the ‘decisive moment,’ Mr. Ho created striking images that continue to resonate through the decades. Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir revisits this lost era with a combination of never before seen images and introduces new-montaged photographs.
Fan Ho, nicknamed ‘the great master’ earned his fame as one of Asia’s most beloved street photographers capturing Hong Kong in the 50’s and 60’s. He was born in Shanghai in 1937; immigrated to Hong Kong as a child in 1949. His photographic career started at the early age of 14 when given his first Kodak Brownie for his birthday from his father. Within the first year, he won his first award. Fan Ho passed away in 2016.