Beyond the Record: Workshop On Protest Photography
An artist who creates through participation in response to various social issues, Terry NG Hon Hei believes ‘protest’ is to challenge pre-existing/established boundaries. “Beyond the Record: Workshop on Protest Photography” begins with an introduction to eminent Japanese photographers associated with this genre, including Tomatsu Shomei, Kano Tenmei, Kitai Kazuo, and Hamaya Hiroshi, and a guided appreciation of related works featured in the “PROVOKE” exhibition. Participants then reflect on and discuss the photography produced as a response to events with the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. Ng will also discuss the participants’ own creative approaches* and will also present a creative project of his own that he had never implemented. The workshop concludes with an introduction to the important works of protest photography of selected Hong Kong photographers.
*Each participant should prepare a creative proposal for discussion.
Terry Ng Hon Hei