HKIPF 2020 Exhibition Compilation
This year’s Festival has been one of many challenges and lessons. As Covid-19 grounded our overseas partners in their respective countries, the Festival continued with Satellite Exhibitions of 28 local image makers: together, we reflected upon our values and ways of living under such ‘state of exception’. We felt compelled to produce a publication, a time capsule, to remind our future selves of such an indescribable year. As such, this compilation gathers 20 representative projects from the 2020 exhibitions, including the final outcomes of the ten participants of the Photographer Incubator mentorship programme, and ten projects selected from the Satellite Exhibitions Open Call. During this quarantine downtime, we spoke with the image makers in depth in hope of bringing readers into their creative process and developing a genuine connection.
The compilation highlights the many different facets of photography, including social investigations, intimate confessions, records of brutal protest scenes and conceptual explorations. Despite the image makers being of different generations, many of their works speak of the political turmoil in recent years; collectively, they are witnessing history, questing for identity and defending freedom through photography.
The compilation is designed by Prague-based Hong Kong graphic designer Dio Lau; edited by the Festival project team; hardback bound with a total of around 350 pages; printed in December 2020 with a limited edition of 250.
Make a donation of or above HKD500 to get a free copy of the HKIPF 2020 Compilation as a token of our appreciation.
Hong Kong International Photo Festival was founded in 2010 by 19 local photographers to platform exchanges between local and international visual practitioners, showcasing diverse voices through a wide range of public programmes.
We are dedicated to nurturing new talents and enriching our local creative environment, at the same time maintaining a free space for people to contemplate and experience the relationship between image making and the everyday.
Since its establishment, the Festival has been operating as a non-profit charitable organisation*, and has mainly relied on government and commercial sponsorship. However as our operation continues to grow, support from individuals will become crucial, especially in the coming years. As we step into our tenth anniversary, looking into the challenges ahead, it becomes apparent to us that we will need all the strength and resources we can gather to further our plans and make greater progress in the days to come.
Earlier this year we successfully obtained a short-term lease for the site of the former Koon Man School at Chuen Lung Village in Tai Mo Shan, as well as subsidy for its refurbishment in order to repurpose the 60-year-old site. To be opened to the public at the end of 2021, it will be 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.
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*The Hong Kong International Photo Festival is organised by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, which is a tax-exempt charity under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
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HKD500: a copy of the 2020 Festival Compilation, available for pickup at the HKIPF office
HKD550 or above: a copy of the 2020 Festival Compilation, delivery within Hong Kong included*
HKD650 or above: a copy of the 2020 Festival Compilation, international delivery included*
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HKD1,000 or above: a copy of the 2020 Festival Compilation, thank-you note + a copy of the 2018 catalogue PROVOKE & Beyond, designed by Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi-hong for the exhibitions ‘Provoke the Age, the Acts: 50 Years’ Quest for a Language to Come’ and ‘Nakahira Takuma’.
HKD2,000 or above: a copy of the 2020 Festival Compilation + a copy of the 2018 catalogue PROVOKE & Beyond, designed by Taiwanese designer Wang Zhi-hong + acknowledgement on HKIPF.ORG.HK
Book size 260 × 185 mm; 350 pages; hardback bound; printed in 2020; in Traditional Chinese and English; limited edition 250 copies; ISBN 978-988-77514-4-1