Vanishing Hong Kong – Exploring Abandoned Heritage Buildings: P H Yang’s Photo Exhibition | 消失中的香港 - 探索廢棄文物建築﹕楊必興攝影展
In more ways than one, Hong Kong, as we know it, is vanishing.
From grand Hakka mansions, century-old European villas to the iconic Shaw Studios, the heart of the Hollywood of the Far East, gorgeous heritage buildings in Hong Kong are being bulldozed and redeveloped into more shopping malls and high-rise luxury apartments, as we speak. Urban explorers are racing against the clock to document and preserve the collective memory of the city’s vanishing heritage before these historic buildings are lost forever.
Hong Kong holds the spot as the priciest property market in the world, and is well known for its shortage of land. The list of heritage buildings that fell to the wrecking ball or to be revitalized beyond recognition grows ever longer. In Vanishing Hong Kong, discover exquisite images of Hong Kong’s heritage buildings, many of them behind locked doors and gates or high razor-wired fences, out of reach to most people, captured by award-winning photographer and Hong Kong native P H Yang.
The exhibition showcases over 100 photos of Hong Kong’s rarely seen abandoned and deserted heritage buildings, many of which are Grade I historic buildings. Over 20 photos from two invited artists/ photographers, Sacha Yasumoto and Dickie Fowler, are also included. In addition, with participation from the urban exploration community, 43 photos were selected for the photo exhibition by four distinguished judges from more than 120 submitted photos.
Vanishing Hong Kong aims to enhance awareness of the disappearing historical buildings and heritage in Hong Kong as well as the role of urban explorers in recording and conservation.
請來盡情享受罕見的香港，以及發人深省、亮麗的影象。是次展覽會展出100多張荒廢或廢棄文物建築的照片，當中不少被古物古蹟辦事評為一級歷史建築。展覽亦包括20多張由兩位特邀藝術家/攝影師 Sacha Yasumoto 和 Dickie Fowler 拍攝的廢墟攝影照片。城市探險團體也提交了超過 120 張照片，經四位資深評判評審，選出 43 張照片參與是次展覽。
P H Yang is an award-winning professional photographer and world traveler. After decades of working as an IT professional in senior technical and management positions with multi-nationals, such as IBM, HP and HSBC, P H changed track and pursued his life-long passion in photography. He is an exhibited and published artist in North America and Asia. P H’s work is frequently featured on the front page of international media, including CNN, CrowdSpark (formerly Newzulu, Citizenside) and Demotix, San Francisco Chronicle, Hong Kong Free Press, Hong Kong 01, Hong Kong Economic Journal Monthly, Ming Pao, TVB, and more. His work is licensed by Lonely Planet travel guides and Dragonair's in-flight magazine Silkroad. P H has held over 10 solo exhibitions in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Beijing and Hong Kong, including PMQ's opening photo exhibition. He won the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize in 2015.
楊必興為專業攝影師及環球旅行者，足跡遍及七大洲。 他過去每個月都會出國旅行，但在全球疫情之後，他選擇重新發現香港。人生上半場在IBM、惠普和匯豐銀行等跨國公司擔任高級技術及管理層的IT人。數十年後，楊必興改變了軌跡，選擇追求他對攝影的終身熱愛。 楊必興屢獲殊榮，在美國三藩市，首都華盛頓，北京和香港曾舉辦十多場個人攝影展，包括香港 PMQ 之開幕攝影展。作品經常在國際媒體的首頁刋登 - 包括 CNN，CrowdSpark（前Newzulu，Citizenside）和Demotix；三藩市紀事報；Hong Kong Free Press；香港 01；香港信報月刊；明報；TVB 等。 他的作品授權 Lonely Planet 旅遊指南和港龍航空機上雜誌《絲路》刊登。 2015年榮獲香港人權藝術獎。
August 17 - 29, 2021
Asia Society Hong Kong Center
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine
9 Justice Drive Admiralty, Hong Kong
Mondays - Sundays, 9am - 8pm
Mirrors at Deserted English Mansion
Carrick Spiral Staircase