HERE / NOT HERE: Hong Kong Meets France in A Cross-Cultural Photography Exhibition
Why We Recommend it
This collaborative project between French photographer Michel Eisenlohr and Hong Kong photographer Yan Kallen questions the relationship between photographer and city.
Made up of 44 photos exhibited over two floors at F22 foto space, HERE/NOT HERE is the result of a 12-month collaboration between the two photographers, who have both developed a new body of work expressing their vision of Hong Kong’s complex architectural landscape.
Michel Eisenlohr captures the city from the perspective of a visitor. He has been both informed and influenced by his collaboration with architects, urbanists, sociologists and researchers in urban culture. This theoretical framework has provided him with a good basis for an innovative approach to Hong Kong complex urban landscape.
These images form an interesting dialogue with Yan Kallen’s photographs, which explore the concept of time and memory in a city in constant mutation. Kallen, who is born and raised in Hong Kong, infuses his photos with personal narratives. He aims to challenge the viewer’s perception by blurring the boundaries between physical and imaginary landscapes and their spacial and temporal dimensions.