Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is thrilled to present Visual Dialogues: Hong Kong through the Lens of Fan Ho, the most comprehensive exhibition on Fan Ho’s photography, from 14 to 30 June 2017. This selling exhibition features over 30 vintage works by celebrated photography master and film director Fan Ho (1931 – 2016). Each photo captures a moment in time, nostalgically documenting life in Hong Kong in the 1950s.
For the first time, Fan Ho’s photography and related objects, among them the original Rolleiflex f3.5 camera used throughout his lifetime and his book Thoughts on Street Photography (published 1959), will be exhibited. The new photo book, Fan Ho: Portrait of Hong Kong, which presents some of his most important works and documents his contribution to Hong Kong’s street photography, will be released and available for sale at the exhibition. Taken together, Visual Dialogues is the most comprehensive retrospective of Fan Ho’s award-winning body of works and career as photographer.
Jasmine Yan, Gallery Director, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, said: “‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ This old idiom holds true especially when viewing Fan Ho’s photography. It is hard to restrain yourself from gazing into each photograph, contemplating what life was like then, romanticising and perhaps for a moment you might have time travelled to old Hong Kong.
Sotheby’s is pleased to collaborate with Fan Ho’s family and Sarah Greene to present this comprehensive exhibition, which not only features Fan’s vintage photography, but also the numerous awards and related objects pertaining to him as an iconic photographer and as visual artist. Many of these objects have never been exhibited to the public. We hope Hong Kong audience and collectors will enjoy Visual Dialogues.”