Curators: Joseph Fung, Blues Wong, Wong Suk-ki
The ever-changing landscape of urban spaces and social phenomena that are part and parcel of city life are popular subjects among photographers. Capturing these transforming images on film, an eclectic group of lensmen and women have given impetus to the art of social landscapes within the tradition of documentary photography. Like flâneurs (city wanderers) in other genres, they focus their cameras on social vistas related to travel and living and, through the images they capture, reflect upon the causes of change in the community and its environs, sometimes even offering their own commentary and critique.
260 selected works exhibited are dated from the 1950s to the present day, by 35 groups of artists to showcase social landscape photography at its most poignant and powerful. Presented under the themes of Street Photography, Social Documentary Photography, New Topographics Photography, Conceptual and Manipulated Photography, these images epitomise the development of contemporary documentary photography in Hong Kong.
Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong