[In-person] Curator’s Talk – Photographs from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, Lee Fook Chee’s Hong KongVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Exhibition curator’s talk with Edward Stokes, photographer & writer
Live In-Person Program (Limited capacity)
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Free Admission | Registration is required
The exhibition – Photographs from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong – has been curated by photographer and photographic historian Edward Stokes. Join Ed Stokes to travel back in time, viewing 1950s Hong Kong and Singapore through the lenses of Marjorie Doggett and Lee Fook Chee.
Edward Stokes studied at Oxford University. A photographer, writer and curator, his special interest is presenting Asian photographs taken in the mid-twentieth century, with texts that reflect each photographer’s life and times. Since 2008, he has been the Founder and Publisher of The Photographic Heritage Foundation. Stokes’ many books have been widely praised.
About the Exhibition
Sino Group, together with Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation, and supported by the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Hong Kong, jointly present the exhibition Photographs from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong, curated by The Photographic Heritage Foundation. The public exhibition at Sino Plaza opened on Thursday, 1 April 2021. It continues until Sunday, 30 May 2021, daily 10 am to 5 pm.
The exhibition presents works by Marjorie Doggett, a pioneer female photographer who captured the cityscapes and buildings of Singapore with photos taken between 1954 and 1957, and works from Lee Fook Chee, a self-taught photographer who focused on streetscapes of Hong Kong during the same period. This ‘time capsule’ exhibition aims to showcase the parallel timeline of 1950s in Hong Kong and Singapore, and the rich shared history between the two cities.
Marjorie Doggett’s photos © National Archives of Singapore
Lee Fook Chee’s photos © The Estate of Lee Fook Chee
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