These beautiful yet dark photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950’s and 1960’s give us a gritty and ultra-realistic look of the city. Fan Ho, who is the photographer, is critically acclaimed in China. These photos are to be a part of a collection called Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir, and they send us back in time and space in order to show us the sights that this photographer saw all of those years ago in the metropolitan hive of Hong Kong.
Ho moved to Hong Kong in 1949, where he began documenting these every day moments. He even ran into trouble at the time because the populace were superstitious. One butcher threatened to cut him with his knife because he thought that to take a photograph meant that you were stealing someone’s soul! modernbook.com | Facebook (h/t: petapixel, South China Morning Post)