Hong Kong 1950s

Photo credit: Fan Ho Photography

Award-winning Chinese photographer Fan Ho spent the 1950s in old Hong Kong, and his photographs of the exotic land, can be published in his new book “Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir”. Since moving to Hong Kong from Shanghai in 1949, he’s documenting these special everyday moments. There were some superstitious people along the way too, as Fan recalls: “With a knife in his hand, a pig butcher said he would chop me. He wanted his spirit back.” Continue reading for more.

According to My Modern Met, “Every one of his black and white images was very purposeful. Ho would sometimes find a spot that had good light and he would wait for his subjects to appear, rather than the other way around. As a result, his work is filled with captivating lights and shadows that produce visually striking patterns and arrangements throughout the compositions.” Ho had many adventures during his time on the streets, and he says: “Catching me in action, some girls combed their hair and asked me to take their photos again.”

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