HKIPF
HONG KONG
INTERNATIONAL
PHOTO
FESTIVAL
The Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HKIPF) was launched in 2010. In each edition, the Festival focuses on a different theme, introducing noteworthy photographers, trends, and movements and discussing manifold issues and perspectives. Through a wide range of public programmes, the Festival bridges Hong Kong and international visual practitioners, creating conversations between people and place, past and present, and oneself and the world.

In early 2012, we organised the year-long Eye To Eye: Jockey Club Social Documentation project. Via open call 35 groups of people of a wide-ranging background were recruited for a two-month image storytelling mentorship. The outcome is a four-part roving exhibition.

In 2018, we began our Satellite Exhibitions Project, calling for visual practitioners working across different forms of expression to create exhibitions that coincide with the main Festival. These exhibitions, held across a range of public venues, connect artists with various communities across Hong Kong.

In 2019, we organised the Photography as Witness, Memory, Activism, and Recognition photography workshop-cum-exhibition project to bring together LGBTQ+ image makers and facilitate the development of their practices, and to carve space for expressions of the queer community. In the same year, we initiated the Photographer Incubator project to foster new creative forces in Hong Kong’s photographic circles by nurturing emerging image makers.

In 2020, with the support of the Lands Department, Home Affairs Bureau, Development Bureau, the village members and various parties, we successfully obtained a short-term lease (approx. five years, renewable) of the site of the former Koon Man School at Chuen Lung Village, Tai Mo Shan and subsidy for refurbishing the 60-year-old site. Deemed to be open to the public at the end of 2021, we aspire to build a space for learning, exchanges, and experimentations on contemporary photography, not least a communal space to strengthen relationships, generate conversations and vitality from within the scenic village.

The Hong Kong International Photo Festival is organised by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, founded in 2009 by 19 Hong Kong photographers and awarded the 2011 Hong Kong Arts Development Council Award for Arts Promotion. Since 2014, the Association has been financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme and since 2018 the Art Development Matching Grants Scheme of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.

● Current Board of Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association

Chair: LAU Ching Ping
Vice-Chair: Rambo LAI Chung Lam
Treasurer: Kelvin CHAN Kwok Wing
Secretary: Ricky CHAN Chi Wai
Members: Thomas LIN Kam Shun, Leon SUEN Shu Kwan, Vincent YU Wai Kin

Honorary Chairs: LEONG Ka Tai, Alfred KO Chi Keung
Honorary Advisors: Joseph FUNG Hon Kee, WONG Wo Bik, Dr. Leo WONG Kwai Kuen
HONG KONG
INTERNATIONAL
PHOTO
FESTIVAL

Founding members

Current members

anothermountainman,
Almond Chu Tak Wah,
Joseph Fung Hon Kee,
Simon Go Man Ching,
Alfred Ko Chi Keung,
Edwin Lai Kin Keung,
Lau Ching Ping,
Leong Ka Tai,
Ng Sai Kit,
Bobby Sham Ka Ho,
Shima Eleven,
So Hing Keung,
Leon Suen Shu Kwan,
Ducky Tse Chi Tak,
Tse Ming Chong,
Blues Wong Kai Yu,
Ki Wong Suk Ki,
Wong Wo Bik,
Vincent Yu Wai Kin.

Lau Ching Ping,
Dick Lau Tin Lun,
Thomas Lin Kam Shun,
Leon Suen Shu Kwan,
Rambo Lai Chung Lam,
Joe Lau Cho Kwong,
Alfred Ko Chi Keung,
Leong Ka Tai,
Carol Chow Pui Ha,
Kelvin Chan Kwok Wing,
HungA,
Ricky Chan Chi Wai,
Ike Cheung Lok Man,
Enoch Cheung Hong Sang,
Lorraine Cultfish,
Almond Chu Tak Wah,
Mimi Chun Mei Lor,
Joseph Fung Hon Kee,
Dr. Edwin Lai Kin Keung,
Alex Lai Ming Yip,
KK Lam Kam Kwan,
Ellen Leung Hoi Yan,
Ng Sai Kit,
Simon Go Man Ching,
Bobby Sham Ka Ho,
Shima Eleven,
So Hing Keung,
Tse Ming Chong,
Tse Chi Tak,
Ki Wong Suk Ki,
Byron Wong Ting Man,
Blues Wong Kai Yu,
Dio Wong Yiu Lam,
Wong Wo Bik,
Keith Yau Lai Keung,
Vincent Yu Wai Kin,
Kenneth Yung Hon Yi

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