We often hear the term “salon photography,” but what does it really mean? There are abstract paintings, are there “abstract” photographs? On the occasion of Leo K. K. Wong’s solo exhibition “Beyond Senses, Beyond Colours,” Hong Kong International Photo Festival has invited Sylvia Ng, the former chief editor of Photo Pictorial, to talk with Dr Wong, sharing his experiences and thoughts on salon photography.
Artists create art through the observation of life forms and matters around them. The presentation of their observations, by way of visual or installation, shows their feelings and reflections on the subject, history and life. These presentations are like solemn ceremonies.