Fan Ho

Click here to view artist talk with Fan Ho, filmed July 2009


Hong Kong Yesterday | The Living Theatre | New Work

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Fan Ho was born in Shanghai, China in 1931. When was 13, his father gave him a twin lens Rolleiflex, and he was immediately entranced. From the start, he showed an innate sense of light and drama that are the hallmarks of his images today. Ho immigrated to Hong Kong in teens. There he began to document the drama of daily life in the bustling city, from crowded markets to lonely alleyways. Throughout the subsequent decades, Ho exhibited his photographs in international salons, exhibition, and competition–garnering nearly 300 awards.

Eight times between 1958 and 1965, he was named one of the Top Ten Photographers of the World by the Photographic Society of America and has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore. Currently, as of 2014, he is considered to be one of the most influential photographers in Asia by the IPA, Invisible Photographers Asia, and received a Life-Time achievement award by 2nd Global Chinese International Photography. In recent months, Ho's photography has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Examiner, B.B.C., Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post.
Fan Ho is currently living in California.

In 2012, Fan Ho was rated one of the Most Infuential Asian Photographers by Invisible Photographer, Asia.



Published by Modernbook Editions

A Hong Kong Memoir

Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir, 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.



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