In this session, three eclectic Hong Kong-based photographers will share their stories, experiences, and expertise in image making. Each photographer will discuss their own way of documenting what they see, how they communicate with readers and audiences through images, and how their selections and works are able to represent different aspects of society and reflect contemporary life.
Todd R. DARLING, an American documentary photographer, has been based in Hong Kong for nearly two decades. He studied Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at the International Centre of Photography in 2016, and the Eddie Adams workshop XXX in 2017. In 2021, Todd completed work on a documentary project that began in 2016, about Paterson, New Jersey. The project, inspired by local poets William Carlos Williams and Allen Ginsberg, is a lyrical interrogation of the American dream told through the singular experience of the country’s first industrial city and its people.
French photographer Romain JACQUET-LAGREZE has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. Since 2010, he has been documenting different aspects of this vibrant city. Four of his photography series were published by Asia One: Vertical Horizon (2012), Wild Concrete (2014), The Blue Moment (2016) and Concrete Stories (2018). He is represented by Blue Lotus Gallery.
Marcel HEIJNEN is a visual artist, designer and musician. Originally from the Netherlands, Asia has been his home since 1992. Marcel currently uses photography as his primary medium of expression. Over the past few years, he has had solo exhibitions at Month of Photography Asia, Vue Privée, and Galeri Utama. He has also participated in numerous group shows in Singapore, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. He is represented by Koster Fine Art in The Netherlands and Artyze in Hong Kong, with works published by Asia One, Licht Ltd, and Thames & Hudson.