Artist Talk with Kasper Forest: Capturing the Lives of Minorities
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Award-winning Hong Kong photographer Kasper Forest will give a talk on how he manoeuvres through the streets of Hong Kong and captures the lives of minorities in the city.
Opera Gallery Hong Kong and Hong Kong Art Gallery Association are co-presenting In Dialogue with Creatives – Embracing Conflicts and Minorities in Photography, a series of talks gathering insights into Hong Kong’s local talents. The fourth edition welcomes Hong-Kong born photographer Kasper Forest, winner of the ArtNext International Artist Gold Award 2019.
Forest’s talk explores how he manoeuvres through the streets of Hong Kong and captures the lives of minorities in the city. It will be followed by a Q&A session.
Forest uses black and white photography to examine disparities amidst the bright lights of the city, unmasking cultural taboos and the lives of those who defy society’s standards to stay true to their own identity. Based in Hong Kong, Forest has centred his focus on street photography since 2016. That year, he started a ten-year documentary project, ConflictHongKong, in which he captures the minorities living in the city.