HK to debut photo festival, emerge as regional hub in photography

08:14, August 11, 2010      

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The international and regional photographic elite and enthusiasts alike will turn their gaze and their cameras on Hong Kong, as the Hong Kong Photo Festival takes its debut in town later this year, the organizer announced on Tuesday.

The Hong Kong Photo Festival will be held from Nov. 27 to Dec. 31 this year by Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, as the first-ever large-scale photo festival in the city.

The event endeavors to highlight Hong Kong's position in the world of photography and promote Hong Kong's role as the hub in photography, said Leong Ka Tai, Chairman of Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association. There will be three major exhibitions during the festival.

"Four Dimensions"will be a focus of the event and showcase the contemporary photography in the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao with 40 photographers' over 200 photographic works, said curator Joseph Fung.

The exhibition of"First Photographs of Hong Kong"will showcase over 100 photos in 19th century collected from prestigious museums in France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Ireland.

The highlights of the exhibitions will be the first published stereo photograph of Hong Kong landscape by P. Rossier and a series of exceptional panoramic views of Hong Kong and its harbor, including two beautiful ones dated March 1860 by the famous war photographer F. Beato.

The exhibition "China in the Past 30 Years" is a photographic essay accounting the transformation of China in the past three decades since its opening to the outside world.

Source: Xinhua


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