Category Exhibitions

Annual Exhibition



Hong Kong’s Cathay Camera Club ( will be holding their annual exhibition at the end of this month. This years exhibition theme is “Simply Hong Kong” and members will be exhibiting images which best capture what Hong Kong is for them.

The exhibition will take place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui from 29th November to the 1st December.

Exhibition times
Friday 29th – 12 noon – 11.00pm
Saturday 30th – 9.00am – 11.00pm
Sunday 1st Dec – 9.00am – 8.00pm

There will be an exhibition opening event at 7.00pm on Friday 29th November.

As part of the exhibition I will be displaying prints from my Neon Hong Kong project.

As with all exhibits at the cultural centre it is open to the public and free of charge. If you are in the area please do come along for a look.

The Hong Kong Cultural Centre is at:
10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Sui.


“A day in my shoes” project raises money for a good cause.

Woman stands on NY bridge wearing her favourite shoes
image copyright Amy Martin Friedman. From “A day in my shoes”

People often joke about women and their shoes. Some it seems love them enough to pay money to be photographed wearing them. But before any of you roll your eyes, I should mention that the money is for an extremely good cause. San Francisco based photographer, Amy Martin Friedman, started her project “A day in my shoes” six years ago and, in that time, has raised both awareness and money to support women who have suffered spousal/partner abuse – money totally $400,000 to date.

Each year Martin Friedman partners with a different city and charges participants a fee to photograph them wearing their favourite pair of shoes, with the money raised going to a local charity or organisation which supports those who have suffered spousal/partner abuse. Participating women pay a $675 fee to be photographed. Due to the high cost of participation, other people or organisations often sponsor those women who want to take part in the project but are unable to afford the fee. Prints are then displayed in a gallery show and Martin Friedman compiles a book of the photographs, with the participation fees and proceeds from the book benefit a women’s shelter in the host city.

A day in my shoes – Amy Martin Friedman

“Cang Mang” – exhibition

A photograph of the Cang Mang exhibition by artist Ma Yujiang.
A photograph of the Cang Mang exhibition by artist Ma Yujiang.

“Cang Mang” is a photo manipulation project (as opposed to a photography project) by artist Ma Yujiang. The artists has taken WWII archival photographs and removed all traces of destruction, death and carnage.

I am not normally a fan of projects that are based solely around image manipulation (photoshopping), in part because many artists don’t have the necessary skill with the tools to seamlessly execute their vision. Ma Yujiang not only has the necessary technical skills to execute his vision but the vision itself is worth the work.

Look at the giant prints that the artist has produced, a beautiful south pacific island beach, some men standing looking at a partially sunken ship, an empty haunting seascape…. now look at the original images and the same scene becomes one of death and destruction. The two versions of the image are the same moment in time, but they could just as easily be 50 years apart, and would that make them separate self contained places, different from each other or are they one place connected through the fourth dimension of time. Do the ghosts of the dead from the original image now seep back into the retouched image?

And what of the calm gallery space I am standing in now looking at these images. Are the ghosts of those who lived here previously standing next to me looking too. Not only don’t I believe in Photoshop, I also don’t believe in ghosts, so the fact that this exhibition was able to conjure some for me impressed me immensely.

The exhibition is on at the Pearl Lam Gallery, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong until 11th July