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Blue Lotus Gallery : Fan Ho : Photography. My Passion. My Life


Blue Lotus Gallery presents the exhibition with Fan Ho – ‘Photography. My Passion. My Life.‘  This exhibition, along with Fan Ho’s latest publication, “Photography. My Passion. My Life.”, bundles the best of his work, intertwining his internationally renowned works with those that have yet to be released. The book contains an essay “My Quest”, written by Fan Ho himself in the 70’s, explaining his own practice and his stylistic journey as he was influenced by different movements in photography occurring at that time. Through his essay, we learn about his interpretations of aesthetics, poetics, philosophy and synergy, as seen in his photographs. As per the Fan Ho family, “Fan Ho will always have a special place in our hearts, and we feel closer to him through the lasting legacy of his work. We know we will continue to discover something refreshing every time we look at his unforgettable images, be they portrayals of a bygone era or of the endurance of the human spirit.”

Born in Shanghai in 1931, Fan Ho delved into photography at the early age of 14 when he started taking pictures with a Kodak Brownie camera. Later at the age of 18, his Father bought him a twin lens Rolleiflex camera with which he took all his award-winning photographs. In 1949, Fan Ho’s parents moved to Hong Kong where the young Fan Ho continued pursuing his passion for photography, in particularly for street photography. Dubbed the Cartier-Bresson of the East’, Fan Ho’s works earned him close to 300 local and international photography awards and titles. During 1958-1965, he was named as one of the top 10 photographers of the world, as compiled by the Photography Society of America. His talent was discovered also by the film industry where he started out as an actor before moving into directing until his retirement at age 65.


Fan Ho : ‘Photography. My Passion. My Life.’
November 18 – December 18, 2022
Blue Lotus Gallery
G/F, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, HK

About the book
‘Photography. My Passion. My Life’
Photos by Fan Ho
Essays by Fan Ho, Law Kar and Timmy Chen
Published by WE Press, Hong Kong
ISBN: 978-988-79341-0-3
Language: English and Chinese
Number of pages: 220 pp
Dimensions: W 264 mm x H 328 mm
Hard Cover Case Binding



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