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Photographer: Fan Ho
Publisher: Modernbook Editions
Publication date: 2008
Print length: 176 pages
Language: English
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The Living Theatre continues the story Fan Ho began in his first book, Hong Kong Yesterday. Focusing on the people of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s this book takes a closer look at his beloved city.

This is a unique series of images with no image duplication between the other two books, Hong Kong Yesterday and Hong Kong Memoir. The people as actors play out the dramas of their every day in front of Fan Ho's lens. Printed in duo tone, Fan Ho gracefully captures the crowds of a busy market place, waterways and the alleyways of each city, beautifully telling the story of the lives of the individuals and the spaces in which their stories are staged. Each image is accompanied by a caption, utilizing both the visual and written language to create a poetic and wondrous depiction of an era through his eyes.

Award-wining photographer Fan Ho has won 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956. Ho has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore and etc, and was honored with One-Man-Shows in the above countries. Ho's works can be seen and have been published in many International Photographic Annuals all over the world.
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