Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry | 影·亞洲
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Asia Society, the Hong Kong Center is proud to present Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry, the first exhibition in Hong Kong to feature the works of two most eminent master photographers – Brian Brake (1927 - 1988) and Steve McCurry (1950 - ). Asia Society was established by John D. Rockefeller III in 1956, a few years before New Zealand-born Brake became the only Western photographer allowed in the People’s Republic of China to document its 10th anniversary. His extensive body of work has inspired many spectators and next-generation journalists alike, including the internationally-acclaimed McCurry, who is best known for his iconic image of the Afghan refugee girl Sharbat Gula.
Picturing Asia: Double Take sheds light on Brake and McCurry’s common passion in capturing the many facets of Asia. In 1961, when an 11-year-old McCurry saw Brake’s celebrated photo essay of the Indian monsoon, a flame was kindled which eventually compelled him to document the same enigmatic climatic phenomenon twenty years later. Their monsoon photographs form a dialogue from which this exhibition starts. Showcasing over 90 works, the exhibition traces Brake and McCurry’s efforts in giving the West glimpses of the East – of China, Japan, India, and beyond. “Picturing” in the title proposes a double meaning – of taking a picture, and of imagining one.
Picturing Asia: Double Take is supported by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Te Papa gratefully acknowledges the gift of the Brian Brake Collection by Wai-man Lau.
The exhibition is curated by Ian Wedde, a New Zealand curator and art critic who was the Head of Art and Visual Culture at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, from 1994 to 2004. Ashley Nga-sai Wu and Kristy Kwan-yi Soo of Asia Society Hong Kong Center are the Assistant Curators.
為慶祝亞洲協會成立六十周年，亞洲協會香港中心將舉辦《影．亞洲》，首次於本港展出著名攝影大師布萊恩．布瑞克 (1927-1988) 及史蒂夫．麥凱瑞 (1950- ) 的作品。約翰洛克菲勒三世於1956年創辦亞洲協會，致力推動有關亞洲的跨文化交流。數年後布瑞克成為唯一獲准拍攝中華人民共和國成立十周年慶典的西方攝影記者。其作品觸動大眾、同業及後輩，當中包括了以一幀「阿富汗少女」蜚聲國際的麥凱瑞。
Saturday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Sunday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Last Thursday of each month | 7:00pm (In English)
Gallery tours are open to the public. No registration is required.
逢星期六 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
逢星期日 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
每月最後一個星期四| 下午7時 (英語)
In conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Asia: Double Take – The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve McCurry, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including screenings, lectures, special workshops by leading photographers and educators.
Discussions and Lectures 座談會及講座
Visioning in the Dark
Intensive Photography Course
Family Workshop: Snappy Kids/ Snappy Grannies 親子工作坊: 攝出快樂
5 Day Magnum Photos Workshop with Raghu Rai
Magnum Workshop Participants' Photo Projection Evening
Film Screenings 電影放映
通識導賞﹕兩位大師 兩種攝影視覺 對讀亞洲, 《明報》，September 11, 2016.
Legendary Photographer Steve McCurry on His Career, Travels and Instagram, Hong Kong Tatler, September 21, 2016.
【展覽】東方與西方、傳統與現代 西方攝影師鏡頭下的香港，《香港01》, September 23, 2016.
'Afghan Girl' photographer Steve McCurry on portraits that capture humanity, South China Morning Post, September 26, 2016.
話你知：海軍界石知多少？, 《文匯報》, October 10, 2016.
Press Release 新聞稿
This catalogue is published on the occasion of Asia Society Hong Kong Center’s exhibition, Picturing Asia: Double Take, The Photography of Brian Brake and Steve Mccurry, on display from September 10, 2016 to January 7, 2016. Picturing Asia: Double Take sheds light on Brake and McCurry’s common passion in capturing the many facets of Asia. “Picturing” in the title proposes a double meaning – of taking a picture, and of imagining one. The fully illustrated book includes a catalogue of all exhibited artworks. It also includes essays from Ian Wedde (the guest curator), Athol Mccredie, Anthony Bannon, Jonathan Flaws, Evan Chan, Kristy Soo, and Ashley Nga-Sai Wu.
Title: Picturing Asia: Double Take
Number of pages: 187
Publisher: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Art Direction and Design: Zero