Blue Lotus Gallery: HK UNSEEN

Wed - Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm
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Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer whose work examines the social and physical transformations in Asia's largest cities over the past 30 years. He is the co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City, the definitive record of Hong Kong’s infamous Kowloon Walled City, and its updated re-release, City of Darkness Revisited. To date he has published seven books in addition to the above classics, such as HK:PM, Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983 and Phantom Shanghai, which is listed as one of the top 10 photography books of all time by The Independent (UK).


Things might end but memories last forever. The story of Hong Kong is one of almost constant change. Some say the golden era of the 80s is the most memorable: the streets full of traffic, endless streams of people, many working hard to make a living while youth stroll past with innocent smiles… All of this under the yellow haze of a simple yet playful atmosphere, captured by Greg Girard’s lens.


“I first visited Hong Kong in 1974, and made several later visits in the 1970s and early 1980s, before moving to the city in 1982. Most of the photographs were made before I became a professional photographer, and show the Hong Kong I explored without any thought to how the pictures might be seen or where they might end up.”


Blue Lotus Gallery is honoured to present HK UNSEEN, the first solo exhibition of Girard’s old photographs of Hong Kong, an exclusive showcase of unpublished work sure to quench the thirst of his cult following! Not only a retrospective of a bygone era, HK UNSEEN represents a new nostalgia. 



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