Photography Salon #03 | Life(cycle) of the Hong Kong Newt

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【 Photography Salon #03 】Life (cycle) of the Hong Kong Newt

Facilitator: Fung Hon Shing
Language: Cantonese
Fee: $100
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The crowdfunding for the “Life (cycle) of the Hong Kong Newt” exhibition has concluded successfully. The exhibition is solely dedicated to the Hong Kong Newt, and will portray the newts’ daily lives through paintings, photography, a documentary short, and installations. Koon Man Space has invited the exhibition curator Fung Hon Shing to conduct the upcoming Photography Salon session. He will lead us around the roads of Chuen Lung to investigate the challenges the newts face, and join the conversation on conservation issues through the medium of photography.

The Hong Kong Newt is a native and near-endangered species of Hong Kong. Chuen Lung is one of its habitats. The waters of Chuen Lung, particularly the grass-leaved sweetflags that grow in the streams, are ideal environments for resting and spawning for the newts.


Fung Hon Shing

Wildlife photographer and filmmaker. Graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Biology. Co-founder of a wildlife documentary production company – Frigatefilms. The episode director, cinematographer and editor of “Biodiversity in Hong Kong” season 2 (2021) & season 3 (2022), a television programme of Radio Television of Hong Kong. Also the director of “Lantau: The hidden treasure of Hong Kong” (2022), the wildlife documentary produced by Greenpeace.


About Photography Salon

The Photography Salon was initiated by the Hong Kong International Photography Festival and is a recurring event project held at the upcoming art and cultural venue, Koon Man Space. The objective is to provide an open platform for artists involved in image making, stemming from diverse cultural backgrounds, to engage in profound discussions and interact with the public.


*Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association is financially supported by the HKADC

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