As mentioned in an earlier blog
, part of The Hong Kong Photo Festival will feature an exciting new exhibition entitled "First Photographs of Hong Kong"
. It will showcase treasured photo collections of Hong Kong in the 19th Century
loaned from museums in Paris and London, including 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
Over one hundred 19th century
photos of Hong Kong will be airlifted from France to be displayed in a 19th century building (Central Police Station Compound). This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to offer the public a glimpse of Hong Kong in its olden days. This exhibition shall echo with the collective memory of the public, and show tourists worldwide Hong Kong’s developments over the past century.
support of the Development Bureau, the exhibition shall take place from 27th Nov to 27th Dec at the Central Police Station Compound, and details will be posted in the 'Events' section shortly.Photo
: Hong Kong 1858, P. Rossier