The international and regional photographic elite and enthusiasts alike will soon turn their gaze and cameras on Hong Kong as the first-ever large-scale photo festival in the city, The Hong Kong Photo Festival, organised by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, takes its debut from Nov. 27 to Dec. 31.
There will be 3 major exhibitions on show; one of which will be the 'First Photographs of
Hong Kong'. It will showcase over 100 photos in 19th century collected from prestigious museums in France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Ireland. The highlights will be the first published stereo photograph of Hong Kong landscape by P. Rossier and a series of exceptional panoramic views of Hong Kong and its harbor, including two beautiful ones dated March 1860 by the famous war photographer
F. Beato. Details of the exhibition will be published in the BPH Events section when available.
The other exhibition is "China in the Past 30
Years" - a photographic essay accounting the transformation of China in the past three decades since its opening to the outside world.