Curator’s Talk & Tour – Lee Fook Chee: Son of Singapore, Photographer of Hong Kong
VISUAL ARTS, LITERARY ARTS
Lee Fook Chee: Son of Singapore, Photographer of Hong Kong is an exhibition presented at The Arts House by The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore and The Photographic Heritage Foundation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
It features over 50 spectacular black and white images captured by Singapore-born Lee Fook Chee in 1950s Hong Kong.
Relive the heady days of Lee’s life as a young immigrant pursuing a sense of identity in a foreign land, and walk with him as he captures images of daily life and places throughout the city.
The exhibition runs from August 3 to September 3, 2017, 10am to 10pm daily at Gallery I of The Arts House. Admission is free.
Sun, 6 Aug | Blue Room | 2pm – 3:30pm
In conjunction with the exhibition, join curator Edward Stokes as he shares about the journey of discovering Lee Fook Chee and his remarkable archive of photographs, fond memories of interacting with the intrepid photographer, and the processes involved in assembling his images into a comprehensive photo book Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s.
Sun, 6 Aug | Gallery I | 4pm – 5pm
Following the talk, delve into layers of history – personal, social and national - in an exhibition tour led by Stokes, as he shares fascinating stories behind some of the featured images, as well as valuable insights into conceptualising the show.
About Edward Stokes, Curator
Edward Stokes is a photographer and writer. An Australian, he grew up in Hong Kong and studied at Magdalen College, Oxford. After some years as a teacher, he turned to photography and writing. He completed five books on Australian themes, three of them with his own photographs. In 1993 Edward Stokes went to live in Hong Kong, where he photographed and wrote a number of books portraying the territory's natural landscape and ecology. These books were published by a not-for-profit body which, with others, he had established in 1997 – the Hongkong Conservation Photography Foundation. Stokes is also the founder and publisher of The Photographic Heritage Foundation, based in Hong Kong.
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