Long Shadows—James Chung

15 October–20 March, 2021

press release

Long Shadows by James Chung

Exhibition period: From 15 October 2020 to to 31 January 2021, 10:30 to 19:30 (open daily)
Exhibition venue: f22 foto space, Shops BW11 & 13, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

f22 foto space is honoured to exclusively represent the estate of James Chung (1925 - 2018), renowned Hong Kong photographer. James first settled in Hong Kong in 1947. He supported his passion for photography and overcame economic hardship through winning photo awards and recognitions. As a remarkable visual story-teller, James captured a charming Hong Kong in the 1950s-60s with his artistic, caring and penetrating perspective. His works offer an alluring and nostalgic album of a changing city. Amongst his friends and contemporaries including Fan Ho and Yau Leung.

This exhibition displays a selection of iconic photographs of Hong Kong captured by James, many of which are shown for the first time.  “Long Shadows” was chosen as the theme to highlight James’s artistic eye in embracing light and shadows, in close encounter with people and emotions in all walks of life. The aesthetic story-telling approach of James allows his audience to travel in time, immerse in an enchanting era with joy and affection.

The silver gelatin prints in this exhibition were all handcrafted in Hong Kong by Mr Stanley Chung, son of the photographer and print master. Both vintage and edition prints are available for purchase. For more information, please contact jameschung@f22.com or + 852 6511 2218.

“From picking up a paintbrush for over a decade to clicking a camera shutter for a few more decades; from embracing pictorialism attributed to art theory training to adopting realistic sidewalk scenes; from depicting ordinary daily life to commercial photography; and I have walked through a path from an amateur to a professional.” 
- James Chung