Sheung Yiu is one of Hong Kong’s most interesting conceptual photographers, though of course, he would never say that. “Sometimes I think my work doesn’t matter,” he says, and admits even his parents don’t fully get what he’s trying to do. That may not be their fault. The self-taught 26-year-old is as much an artist as a philosopher: his deceptively whimsical pictures are records of his thorough investigations into the nature of images.
The heart of photography is a meeting point of opposing forces—past and present; positive and negative; creation and disappearance. Hence, every photograph contains traces of a drama far greater than itself. In Japan, perhaps more than anywhere else, generations of photographers have pursued the medium’s transcendental possibilities, hoping to derive the secrets of existence through light and lens.
It's no secret: Hong Kong is photogenic. With its shining skyscrapers, glittering harbor and glowing neon lights, it's easy to see why this former British colony is among the most photographed cities in the world. But a new exhibition of contemporary Hong Kong photographers wants the world to look past the city's postcard exterior. Diving deep within the high-rise jungle, 15 artists show us an intimate, often surreal side of life in this city, where space and time undergo peculiar transformations.
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