Hong Kong of the 1950s through the atmospheric photographs of Fan Ho

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"Hong Kong Venice" by Fan Ho.

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This is a small selection from the beautiful photographic work of Fan Ho, one of Asia’s most celebrated street photographers. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age.

His atmospheric black and white pictures capture the spirit of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s, using light and smoke for a dramatic effect. He photographed people on the street, workers, kids, cityscapes, the harbor. He also combined all this with unexpected geometric compositions and you can see from early on, that his photographic work had a real cinematic style.

Except from photographer, Ho is also a film director and actor and has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide.

(thank you Elias!)

1 Comment

  1. Anthony

    Amazing photographs!
    A revelation that matches the best Magnum photographers of his time.
    Thank you Setaprint !!

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