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Hong Kong in the Fifties

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These stunning photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s are captured beautifully by a teenager. Ho Fan who arrived from Shanghai in 1949. The streets, filled with vendors, coolies and rickshaw drivers, fascinated Ho. Taking pictures in a studio was the norm then, but the Ho was more interested in random, candid shots of strangers. His targets, however, did not always smile into the lens of his Rolleiflex. But it is great street photography that gives a peek into daily life in Hong Kong at that time. The photography is part of his book “A Hong Kong Memoir

Hong Kong.

Nunca tive dúvidas de que Lisboa era uma espécie de aldeia ou de coleção de aldeias, mesmo com a pressão dos subúrbios. Por comparação, dois olhares fotográficos sobre a densidade urbanística de Hong Kong. O primeiro é de Michael Wolf (as três primeiras fotografias) e encara o problema de frente; o segundo é de Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze (as três fotografias seguintes) e assume o picado/contra-picado dos arranha-céus.