HK:PM [Hong Kong Nightlife 1974-1989]
Exhibition: 27 Oct – 12 Nov 2017
Fri 27 Oct 18:00
35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Blue Lotus Gallery
60 Wing Tai Road , Chai Wan
HK:PM is an exhibition of photographs of Greg Girard's nocturnal wanderings in Hong Kong made between 1974 and 1986. The exhibition also marks the release of the book of the same title, published by Asia One. HK:PM takes you through the neon lit streets and into tattoo parlours, dive bars and the hotel rooms of soldiers and sailors who frequented them. Other scenes depict the pre-dawn emptiness of the city’s streets and alleys bathed in the colours of artificial light. With a foreword by award winning Hong Kong director Ann Hui, HK:PM adds a missing photographic link to the visual record of Hong Kong in the 1970s and 80s.
This is Girard’s first solo show in Hong Kong since 2008 and the first time these early photographs are collected and displayed as a dedicated body of work. Girard, a respected Canadian photographer, whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia's largest cities for over 30 years, is also co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book “City of Darkness”, the definitive record Hong Kong’s infamous Kowloon Walled City, and its updated re-release “City of Darkness Revisited”. Other titles include “Phantom Shanghai” listed as one of the top 10 photography books of all time by The Independent (UK), “Hanoi Calling” and, earlier this year, “Under Vancouver 1972-1982” and “Hotel Okinawa”. The book HK:PM will be available during Greg Girard’s exhibition at PMQ [#507s] 27 October to 12 November 2017.
Limited edition prints and books will be available during the exhibition.