Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir
Exhibition: November 6 through January 31, 2015
Reception: November 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Click here to view artist talk with Fan Ho, filmed July 2009
Hong Kong Yesterday | The Living Theatre | New Work
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Award-wining photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho 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 and etc, and was honored with One-Man-Shows in the above countries. Ho’s works can be seen and have been published in many International Photographic Annuals all over the world.
Fan Ho has been invited by 12 Universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong as "Visiting Professor, " teaching the art of film-making and photography.Fan Ho has written five books, one of them containing all his award-winning prints that is currently a permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco.The Living Theatre is Mr. Ho's latest book done by MB Editions. Further, Fan Ho is an accomplished and acclaimed Hong Kong film director. He won the “Best Film Award” in Banbury International Film Festival in England. Three of his films have received the “Official Selection” of the International Film Festivals of Cannes, Berlin and San Francisco; and five of his films have been selected in the “Permanent Collection” of the National Film Archives of Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has also been elected as “judge” of the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and Hong Kong Oscar Film Award.It is this diverse cultural background that makes Fan Ho’s creative style so unique, full of lyrical beauty, dramatic power, and poetic grandeur. Fan Ho is currently living in California and Hong Kong and is represented by Modernbook Gallery. Vintage Prints are GSP, printed by the artist, and range in price from $2,000 to $10,000 plus, depending on size an availability.
Contemporary 11x14 GSP prints are from the original negative, printed under the supervision of Fan Ho, signed, edition size of 25, and range in price from $950- $5,000 plus.
In 2010, Fan Ho revisited negatives from the Hong Kong era that were never printed. By physically holding up two negatives up to the light, Fan Ho would play with composition. Once he created something that pleased him he would place the sandwiched negatives on the scanner and digitize it. Click on "New Work" above to see more. These new images are an edition of 20 and are available matted to 22x28.
In 2012, Fan Ho was rated one of the Most Infuential Asian Photographers by Invisible Photographer, Asia.
Published by Modernbook Editions
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.