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Quarter to Four © Fan Ho, Hong Kong, 1950s and 60 | Image source internet

Fan Ho

My realistic street photos are rarely selected. Pictorial aesthetics and images with a sense of humor are still the key for salon photos but I expect changes to happen soon. In the meantime, I will just keep trying.

Fan Ho

Ho Fan (1937 – 2016) was a Chinese Photographer, Film director and Actor. He has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956 for his photography.

Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937 but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age. Ho began photographing at a very young age with a Rolleiflex camera his father gave him. Largely self-taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets, and streets, depicting the street vendors and children only a few years younger than himself. He developed his images in the family bathtub and soon had built up a significant body of work, chronicling Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s as it was becoming a major metropolitan center.

Ho has been invited by twelve universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong to serve as a Visiting Professor, teaching the art of film-making and photography. He has written five books, one of them containing all his award-winning prints that are on display at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. The Living Theatre is Ho’s latest book done by MB Editions. Further, Fan Ho is an accomplished and acclaimed Hong Kong film director.

He won the “Best Film Award”, Banbury International Film Festival in England. Three of his films have received the “Official Selection” of the International Film Festivals of Cannes, Berlin, and San Francisco, and five of his films have been selected in the “Permanent Collection” of the National Film Archives of Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has also been elected as “judge” of the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival and the Hong Kong Oscar Film Award. It is this diverse cultural background that makes Fan Ho’s creative style unique, full of lyrical beauty, dramatic power, and poetic grandeur.

Published on February 26, 2021
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