HK:PM is an exhibition of photographs of Greg Girard’s nocturnal wanderings in Hong Kong made between 1974 and 1986. The exhibition also marks the release of the book of the same title, published by Asia One. HK:PM takes you through the neon-lit streets and into tattoo parlors, dive bars and the hotel rooms of soldiers and sailors who frequented them. Other scenes depict the pre-dawn emptiness of the city’s streets and alleys bathed in the colors of artificial light. With a foreword by award-winning Hong Kong director Ann Hui, HK:PM adds a missing photographic link to the visual record of Hong Kong in the 1970s and 80s.
This is Girard’s first solo show in Hong Kong since 2008 and the first time these early photographs are collected and displayed as a dedicated body of work. Girard, a respected Canadian photographer, whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia’s largest cities for over 30 years, is also co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book “City of Darkness.”
PMQ: Room 507s
35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong China
October 27, 2017 to November 12, 2017