Emulsion Lifting Workshop

14:00-15:20 or 15:30-1650
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About the Event


Language: Cantonese

Fee: $100/person, or $150 for a group of two people*

*Two people per camera; each person can shoot two photos for two works.

Suitable for participants aged 10 or above.

Please register in advance.



The instant photo is endearing not only for its unique colour tone and signature white frame, but also for its capacity for play through the ‘emulsion lifting’ technique. Emulsion lifting involves separating the developed instant film from its white photo frame and transferring it to another object entirely. The result is an instant and personal work of art. 


Join our workshop at the Summer Solstice! Art x Farm Fair at Koon Man Space, to learn and play with this traditional photo skill. Instructor Paul Ning will provide participants with a brief history of instant photography, a lesson on Polaroid camera operation, and an emulsion lifting demonstration before taking them on a tour around Chuen Lung Village to snap photos for their own emulsion-lifted artwork. A great opportunity to learn not only about photography, but also the customs and beautiful scenery of Chuen Lung. Bring a friend or family member for a memorable day out!




About the Photographer


Paul Ning is a graduate of the BA in Creative Media at the CityU School of Creative Media, with a focus on 3D animation. In the early stages of his career, Ning participated in TV commercial productions, copywriting, and editorial work for print publications and web-based media. After working for more than a decade in commercial companies, he turned his path into the art field. With his interest in photography, he joined the Hong Kong International Photo Festival from 2014-2019 as a project manager; he rejoined the company in 2024.

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