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The aspiring street photographer

Chinese Fan In photographs capture the lives, dreams and hard work of individuals in an expanding metropolis.

Fan Ho died this summer. He carried a special sensitivity to light, lines and composition, which came to expression as early as he was 14 years and got his first Rolleiflex camera from his father. This was during the 1950 century in Hong Kong – when Fan Hu's family, like millions of other Chinese, fled in the founding of the People's Republic of China with Mao as chairman of 1945. Due to its status as a British colony, the city experienced tremendous growth in commerce and industry. Fan Ho was driving around with his camera in this port city, which was in a constant tension between East and West – communism and capitalism.

Construction, 1957
Construction, 1957

The consciousness of modernity. His youth as a roaming street photographer resulted in a large collection of images that were exhibited and distributed in salon exhibitions and photo competitions in China and internationally, and he won a number of awards. The material of unpublished negatives was also large, something Fan Ho brought out again when he at the age of 75 retired from a long career in the film industry, to. . .

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