Hong Kong Through the Lens of Ho Fan

Why We Recommend it

This comprehensive retrospective of the works of iconic street photographer Ho Fan depicts old Hong Kong through an elegiac lens.



Featuring over 30 vintage works of the celebrated Hong Kong photographer and film director who died last year having been born in 1931. The images on display show Ho’s keen eye for composition and light through which he documented life in old Hong Kong.

The selling exhibit is free to view for visitors invited to peruse his nostalgic works. Also on display are related objects, including the original Rolleiflex f3.5 camera used throughout his lifetime and his book Thoughts on Street Photography  – published in 1959 – will be exhibited alongside a new photo book presenting Ho Fan’s most important works and his contribution to Hong Kong’s street photography.

A glimpse at French photographer Michel Setboun’s poetic images, whose vision echoes that of Ho Fan’s work.  


When: 14 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 Where: Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery – 5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway – Admiralty