Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Fan Ho

Born in Shanghaï, China, in 1931, Ho fist picked up a camera at the age of 13 when his father gave him a Rolleiflex twin lens camera.

After moving to Hong Kong later on, he bean to document life on the streets of the bustling city. Largely self- taught, his photos display a fascination with urban life, explored alleys, slums, markets depicting street vendors and children only a few years younger than himself.

He developed his images in the family bathtub and soon had built up a significant body of work, chronicling Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s as it was becoming a major metropolis.

Fan Ho’s stunning street photos of Hong Kong earned him international attention, exhibitions and hundreds of photography awards.

Over the course of his career, he was repeatedly named a top photographer in the world and one of the most influential photographers in Asia. His photographs have appeared in prestigious publications and media from New York Times to the BBC.

Here are just a few of his work

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello
    I’m going in Shanghai a long time ago – in 1993 – . If I’ll have chance of opportunities to go there another time I’ll think I’ll do best pictures, because when I’ll be there I’ve took I dont know if I “can” take on picture this of that (sory for my engish I’m french from Paris

    1. pammyv02 says:

      Hi, Thank you for your comment. Ne vous inquieter pas pour votre Anglais. J’ai compris ce vous vouler dire. Vous pouvez m’ecrire en Francais. Les photos de Fan Ho me fait toujours rever d’aller a Hong Kong. J’espere que bientot j’aurai l’opportunite. Pamela

  2. I confess I’ve never heard of Fan Ho but these images are striking – thank you for the introduction 🙂

    1. pammyv02 says:

      In that case I am glad that you came across my post

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