Photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s

This selection of photographs by Fan Ho shows the streets of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s. “Dubbed the ‘Cartier-Bresson of the East’ Fan Ho had the patience to wait for ‘the decisive moment’; very often a collision of the unexpected, framed against a very clever composed background of geometrical construction and texture. He also liked to create drama and atmosphere with backlit effects or through the combination of smoke and light. His favorite locations were life on the sea or the streets, alleys and markets around dusk.” (Thanks, Matt!)

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