Photobook is a method to narrate visual stories. The books are created through several procedures, from idea fermentation, book design, paper arrangement and print process to the final production. The ideas that the author devoted to are conveyed and conserved by the photobooks. The photobooks are spread and preserved by the readers and collectors as well.

At the Festival, we invited various creative talents, photographers, book designers, curators and collectors to share their experiences in creating and collecting photobooks via different approaches.


Talks – First Phase

Date: 26 March (Fri), 27 March (Sat) and 28 March (Sun)
Venue: Room 309, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Language: Cantonese (Except as otherwise specified)

Quota for each talk: 18 ppl


① Talk | Photography in Secondary School Education
Speaker: Ms Wong Suk-ki (Art Educator)
Date: 26 March (Fri)
Time: 16:30 – 17:30

② Talk | Photography’s Pedagogical Potential
Speaker: Enoch Cheung (Multi-disciplinary Artist)
Date: 26 March (Fri)
Time: 17:45 – 18:45

③ Talk | Photobook Making: Image and Design
Speakers: Chan Hei Shing (Book Designer), Benny Au (Graphic Designer)
Moderator: Paul Yeung (Photographer)
Date: 27 March (Sat)
Time: 14:30 – 16:15

④ Talk | Independent Publishing of photography in Macau
Speakers: Rusty Fox & Alan Ieon (Founders of Dialect)
Moderator: Paul Yeung (Photographer)
Date: 27 March (Sat)
Time: 16:45 -17:30

⑤ Talk | Independent Publishing of Photography in China, Hong Kong & Taiwan
Speakers: Yanyou Yuan Di (Founder Jiazazhi), Dustin Shum (Founder of the Salt Yard), Lee Wei-I (Founder of VOP)
Moderator: Paul Yeung (Photographer)
Date: 27 March (Sun)
Time: 17:45 -19:00

⑥ Talk | Collecting Photobooks
Speaker: Douglas So (Founder of F11 Museum)
Date: 28 March (Sun)
Time: 14:30-15:30

⑦ Talk | Image Curation and Portfolio Exposure
Speakers: Lau Ching Ping (The Chairman of the HKIPF), Lau Chi Chung (Image Artist)
Date: 28 March (Sun)
Time: 16:30 -18:30


Talks – Second Phase

Date: 3/4 (Sat), 4/4 (Sun) 
Venue: Room 309, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Language: Cantonese (Except as otherwise specified)

Quota for each talk: 18 ppl
*The quota for each talk on the online registration form is 20ppl. The last 2 applicants will be regarded as alternates. 
* For any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact us.


① Sharing Session | Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award
Speaker: Top Three Winners of Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award
Date: 3/4 (Sat) 
Time: 14:30 – 16:30

② Boook Launch | MCCM Creations
Date: 3 April (Sat) 
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

③ Book Launch | brownie publishing
Date: 4 April (Sun)
Time: 14:30 – 16:30

➠ Book Title: Fu Pao Mary Vol.1 – Incontinence
➠ Author: Raby Chan, Alexander Fung, PW, Paul Yeung, Lam Yik and Kayla Chan, Dr. Lee Ming Chung Marshall, fotopiggie
➠ Date of Publishing: March 2021
➠ Book Description: Fu Pao Mary is an independently published photography zine, which adopted self-funded publishing by four Hong Kong-based photographers, Raby Chan, Alex Fung, PW and Paul Yeung. The inaugural issue with “Incontinence” as the featured topic will debut in late March.
*More book details will be released soon. 

➠ Book Title: Under the Flyovers
➠ Author: CHAU Ho-Man
➠ Date of Publishing: March 2021
➠ Book Description: This photobook includes images of the world under shadows of flyovers in Hong Kong, by photographer Chau Ho-man from 2013 to 2019.
*More book details will be released soon. 

④ Reading Session | Ménos
Speakers: Kwun Hei Lee (Member of Ménos), Collin Lau (Member of Ménos), Nathan (Photo Editor & Photography Writer), Benjamin Yuen (Photobook Enthusiast)
Date: 4 April (Sun) 
Time: 17:00 -18:30

Ménos is a group of Photography Enthusiasts in Hong Kong. In this talks, the members of Ménos and the photography writer Nathan will share their favourite photobooks and disscuss about photobooks through various perspectives, such as image, editing, design and value, etc.


Talks – Third Phase

Date: 10/4 (Sat), 11/4 (Sun) 
Venue: Room 309, 7 Mallory Street, Wan Chai
Language: Cantonese 
The quota for each talk: 18 ppl

*The quota for each talk on the online registration form is 20ppl. The last 2 applicants will be regarded as alternates. 

* For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


①  Talk | Photography Publishing in Hong Kong
Ng Siu-yee was the former chief-in-editor of Photo Pictorial, the most longevous photographic magazine in Hong Kong. She will share her editorial experiences and her unique perspectives towards photography publishing development in the past 30 years in Hong Kong.

Peter Lau is the managing director of the Asia One Communications Group and a photography enthusiast. He will share his experience in publishing photobooks.

The development of Photography publishing in the past years in Hong Kong will be investigated and revealed through their exchanges of experiences.

Speaker: Ng Siu-yee (Former Chief-in-editor of Photo Pictorial), Peter Lau (Managing Director of the Asia One Communications Group)
Moderator: Kalen Lee (Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU)
Date: 10 April (Sat) 
Time: 14:30 – 16:30

②  Talk | Hong Kong Photography Publications in the 21st Century
Hong Kong photography publications have gone through up and down in the 21st Century. Yet, the revival only lasted for a few years. Unfortunately, all publications were discontinued after the third or fourth issue, resulting in another period of stagnation for Hong Kong photography publications. It is worth discussing why these publications are so essential and their effect on Hong Kong’s photography culture.

Speaker: Lau Tung-Pui (Founder of PhotogStory)
Date: 10 April (Sat) 
Time: 17:00 – 18:00

③  Sharing Session | Responding to the Era: Photography & Arts
Responding to the Era: Photography and Arts was a series of sharings organised by Lumenvisum. It began in January 2019. Through the discussions by these six groups of photographers and Artists, the topic of how visual arts and images respond to the significant social issues in the past 30 years in Hong Kong was investigated. The creative experiences of the photographers and artists and the questions raised by the audience were documented in this book. The power of images in visual communication was also illustrated through photography languages and aesthetics. 

Dr Tang Ying Chi, as an active art practitioner, merging various roles as practising artist, educator, curator, editor and writer, has been invited to investigate the creative processes, experiences and presentations of Hong Kong Artists. 

Speaker: Dr Tang Ying Chi
Date: 11 April (Sun)
Time: 14:30 – 16:00

④ Talk | Unfolding Hong Kong: Photobooks Collection from Lumenvisum
How to unfold Hong Kong’s visual past? How to sift the weight of photographic images? Publications of Hong Kong’s photobook lead us to rethink and answer these questions. More than 100 photobooks from the library collection of Lumenvisum, amassing photobooks from Hong Kong photographers, will be displayed in the exhibition, Unfolding Hong Kong: Photobooks Collection from Lumenvisum. The themes of the day assemble diversity and showcase the characteristic of Hong Kong’s photobooks.

Kalen Lee, the curator of this exhibition, will share the studies on the history of photography publication in Hong Kong. 

Speakers: Kalen Lee (Assistant Professor of the Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU)
Date: 11 April (Sun) 
Time: 17:00 -18:30 


More programme details will be released soon. Stay tuned with us!
For any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or by phone.

Contact Number:(852) 3177-9159
Email: hkphotobookfest@lumenvisum.org


【 Special Visiting Arrangements 】

To comply with the latest guidelines of public gathering, special arrangements and precautionary measures will be practised in the exhibition. Details are as follows:

  1. Attendees are required to register prior attending.
  2. Attendees are required to take a temperature check before admission.Attendee with fever symptoms (body temperature 37.5℃ or above) will not be allowed to admit;
  3. Attendees should wear surgical masks before admission. Alcohol hand sanitisers will be provided for attendees;
  4. Capacity of each session is limited to 18 visitors only. Please submit the registration form below prior attending.
  5. Due to limited quota, please be on time according to your registered time slot. The current time slot will be automatically given to the next attendee or walk-ins in case of the late arrival of 10 minutes.

【Reminders】

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