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Over the past two years, eight photographers visited the hawkers in Tung Yan Street Interim Hawker Bazaar in order to document the changes and influences of the Kwun Tong redevelopment project. The hawkers share their sincere feelings about the urban redevelopment by their own powerful and touching stories.

In this exhibition, the photographers share the outcome of their observations in the changes of hawker bazaar due to the relocation and redevelopment project in Kwun Tong. Through the documentation of images, videos and sound recordings of the hawkers, the exhibition aims to voice out their stories and encourages the public to rethink and question about the issue of urban redevelopment.

Curator: Leon Suen

Artists: Chow Wai Ho, Chris; Lam Kam Kwan; Lau Tin Lun, Dick; Joe Lau; Tsang Wing Kai, Leo; Wong Ka Ho, William; Lydia Yeung; Yiu Wai Chi, Brian

Opening Reception: 7.1.2017 (Sat) 5-7pm

Exhibition Period: 7 – 26.1.2017


Free Extended Activities

(1) Exhibition Guided Tour @Lumenvisum

Date & Time: 7 & 21.1.2017 (Sat) 3-3:30pm

Location: Lumenvisum

Enquiry/ Registration: 27778766 / nicolewong@lumenvisum.org

Free of Charge

(The guided tour will be conducted in Cantonese.)

(2) Bazaar Guided Tour @ Kwun Tong Tung Yan Street Interim Hawker Bazaar

Guided by the exhibiting artists, in this field trip you will be taken to observe the Kwun Tong redevelopment in-depth from some unusual perspectives. Participants would explore the Kwun Tong Tung Yan Street Interim Hawker Bazaar, to see something unusual, enjoy the beauty of goods and people.

Date & Time: 14.1.2017 (Sat) 2:00-3:30pm

Meeting Time: 1:45pm

Meeting Point: Kwun Tong MTR Station Hang Seng Bank

Quota: 20

Enquiry/ Registration: 27778766 / nicolewong@lumenvisum.org

Free of Charge

(The visit will be conducted in Cantonese. Please contact us in advance if you have any special language needs.)


About Kwun Tong Yue Man Square Redevelopment Documentation Project

Led by veteran photographer Leon Suen, Lumenvisum initiated the Kwun Tong Yue Man Square Redevelopment Documentation Project in 2008 aiming at capturing the changes and influences of such a in an ambitions twelve-year timeframe. A group of photographers has since been publicly recruited to probe into the matter and observe the redevelopment process in-depth. They also run exhibitions regularly to share the outcome of their observations with the wider society.

About the Artists:

  • Chow Wai Ho, Chris

Growing up in Kwun Tong in the Eighties, the images of the daily life at Yu Man Square constitute a core part of Chow’s personal memories. Through this documentation project he attempts to capture with lens the different phases of the place’s transformation.

  • Lam Kam Kwan

Graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University and Goldsmiths College, University of London, Lam has curated a photography project for visually-impaired students titled“Luminance Touched.”

  • Lau Cho Kwong, Joe

Born and bred in IT, the word rationality has shroudedmy world for a long time – a means to which I earn myliving.The wonderful world of photography came into my life through sheer coincidence, offering me an escape from my rational world and giving me a glimpse into what irrationality coupled with passion can present. It is in this new world that I have discovered a new breath of life, to which I gaze through via a different window – a view finder.

Having graduated from University of Hong Kong SPACE Post Graduated Diploma of Photography in 2012. Also graduated with YMCA Diploma in Photography, I have also participated in various documentary workshops in Lumenvisum and a part of several co-exhibitions.

  • Lau Tin Lun, Dick

Member of Hong Kong International Photography Festival, photography tutor of Government Social Welfare Department youth probationers and Ebenezer School’s photography project for the visually impaired. Group exhibitions participated include Kwun Tong Redevelopment Documentation Project Exhibitions (Lumenvisum, 2010-2015), A group exhibition curated by Lau Ching Ping at Eslite book store Hong Kong in 2013, “Photo Reading Room” (JCCAC, 2014) and “1000 families” exhibition by Hong Kong International Photography Festival 2016 ( Artistree Taikoo Place). Was adopted as a collection by Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

  • Tsang Wing Kai, Leo

Tsang was graduated at Hong Kong Chinese University Extramural Studies on Commercial Photography in 1983. He had launched two solo exhibitions “In Sight” and “Close Look” about China after its reform at Fringe Club in 1985 and 86. Kai was an active member of Photo Art League on fine art photography and has collaborated with Hong Kong Arts Centre in organizing workshops on documentary photography. He has been an avid volunteer photographer working for Oxfam and Plan International documenting major development and community projects on poverty in China, India, and Cambodia. His major work on ethnic minority in Hong Kong “Kids Alike” was published by Oxfam in 2006. He has been working with Plan International HK recently for a project on child marriage in Indonesia .

  • Wong Ka Ho, William

A new media artist and creative coder, with interests in interactive and mixed media installations. He has just finished his Master of Visual Art, at Hong Kong Baptist University. He is now running his own studio on interactive experience consultation and production.

  • Yiu Wai Chi, Brian

Yiu is a photography amateur and Kwun Tong resident of over twenty years. In 2009, he joined Lumenvisum’s Kwun Tong 24 Hours Photo Adventure after learning about the Kwun Tong redevelopment plan. He joined this documentation project two years ago, since then has been making records of this gradually transforming, estranging community.

  • Lydia Yeung

Lydia works in financial services industry. In 2011, she joined Lumenvisum’s Kwun Tong Yue Man Square Redevelopment Documentation Project. Since then she experienced that shooting is not only the process of pressing the shutter button, but also a process to understand the relation between the local culture, community and neighborhoods.


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