Thursday, October 26, 2006

fan ho 100 photographs

Fan Ho is a 70 year old Chinese photographer and director who divides his time between San Jose, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Called the Ansel Adams of Hong Kong, Fan Ho has a brilliant eye for composition and master skills as a printer. His photography has earned him many awards, been featured at many exhibitions and resides in the permanent collection of SFMOMA.

A retrospective of his work entitled “Fan Ho 100 Photographs” (images) is on display in Palo Alto at Modernbook through November 2. Most of the prints are vintage from the 1950s on silver gelatin and they feature people and scenes from Hong Kong. Modernbook has also published Hong Kong Yesterday, a 112 page cloth bound collection of Fan Ho’s gorgeous early work. Stop by the great store and enjoy these wonderful photographs.

Modernbook: 494 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA (650) 327-6325


At 11:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great photos. i'll have to head down there this weekend and check it out. thanks paul


At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stopped by tonight. if only i had 3 gr to spare i might have taken one of the originals off their hands. beautiful works. probably should have taken home one of the 112 page collections. maybe next time.

At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gorgeous and luminescent prints. More like the Henri Cartier-Bresson of HK, rather than Ansel Adams! I'll try to make it down before it closes! Thanks, Paul!


At 6:13 PM, Blogger Hermn said...

love his work. met him there during one of the other artists exhibition. too bad i missed his show. but i got his book and a autograph.


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