Two plead not guilty to beating SCMP photographer

Cheng Shing-wing (left) and Li Hak leaving Fanling Court yesterday. They have been told to hire a lawyer. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Two men charged with beating a South China Morning Post photographer pleaded not guilty in Fanling Court yesterday. Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak, both aged 51, each face a charge of common assault and will return to court on May 3 and May 6.

Thursday, 11 April, 2013, 5:30am

Photographer's disability doesn't stop him from daring to dream

Photographer Kevin Cheng and the Lego man at his exhibition at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. No one knows what's behind the mask, says Cheng. Photo: Thomas Yau

No dreamer is ever too small and no dream is ever too big to achieve - photographer Kevin Cheng Kai-man is living testimony to this popular quote. Despite being physically stunted and confined to a wheelchair by a rare genetic disease, Cheng, 27, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional photographer.

2 Dec 2013 - 12:19pm

A slap at our core Hong Kong values

Two men suspected to be parallel traders assault photographer May Tse after this picture is taken at Sheung Shui train station. Photo: May Tse

Freedom of the press is one of the values that sets Hong Kong apart. We are reminded of that from time to time by the experiences of local journalists on assignment elsewhere, including the mainland, where they have faced obstruction to their work from the authorities, and even in Macau, where they have been refused entry on vague grounds of posing a threat to public order.

2 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 4 comments

SCMP photographer slapped and abused near border

The arrested men before the attack on photographer May Tse.

Police arrested two men yesterday after a South China Morning Post photographer taking pictures of mainland parallel-goods traders stocking up on milk powder was slapped in the face in a scuffle that left her slightly hurt.

1 Mar 2013 - 8:41am 17 comments

Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing cleared of assaulting Tamar guard

Former Apple Daily photographer Gary Sing thanks supporters after being cleared of assault at Eastern Court. Photo: May Tse

A former Apple Daily photographer was acquitted of assaulting a security guard while working at the government headquarters after a magistrate agreed he might have acted in self-defence.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am

Auschwitz photographer dies aged 95

Wilhelm Brasse, photographer of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in 2009. Brasse died on Tuesday aged 95. Photo: AFP

Wilhelm Brasse, who as a prisoner at Auschwitz was forced to photograph the experiments of Doctor Josef Mengele, died on Tuesday aged 95.

Brasse’s work at the concentration camp also included taking photographs of his fellow inmates for identity cards, resulting in a collection of 39,000 images that survived the war.

24 Oct 2012 - 3:29pm

Talking points

US Vice-President Joe Biden

Vice-president hopefuls in debate battle

11 Oct 2012 - 1:52am

Ahmadinejad’s cameraman seeks asylum in US

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: Xinhua

A photographer traveling with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN General Assembly last week stayed behind and has sought asylum in the United States, CNN reported.

2 Oct 2012 - 8:46pm


Works (including Yellow Cocoon #5) from photographer Peter Steinhauer's Cocoon series of images of large buildings wrapped in coloured material. Mon-Sat, 11am-7.30pm, Sun, noon-5pm, Contemporary by Angela Li, 90-92 Hollywood Rd, Central. Inquiries: 3571 8200. Ends Jul 31

9 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The image makers

One of Tang Lai-ming's more vivid memories is of a family picnic when she was little. After a pleasant day out, she was disappointed when her brother was asked to take a portrait of the family.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

TICKET to ride


Shirt, trousers and belt Louis Vuitton

Luggage Louis Vuitton Vintage collection

Shoes Dolce & Gabbana


Dress and bracelet Chanel

Coat Chloe

Belt 3.1 Phillip Lim

Shoes Manolo Blahnik at Lane Crawford

Hat Judy Bentinck at Hatwoman

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

TRAVEL in style


Suit, shirt, tie Lanvin, Shoes Z Zegna

Pocket scarf Louis Vuitton

Luggage Rimowa, Bag Gucci


Dress and jacket Kate Spade

Necklace Chanel, Bangles Louis Vuitton

Bag Chanel


Dress and cardigan Ralph Lauren

Necklace and bag Chanel

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Image conscious

Fashion photography is often an unappreciated genre of the artform. Compared to say, fine art or even news photography, fashion shoots are seen as throwaway items; seasonal indulgences that aren't even relevant a few months down the line, let alone fit for gallery retrospectives.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The goods

Picture perfect

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Flower Show

Photographer Paul Yeung's humorous look at the outfits and activities of HK Flower Show visitors (including Flower Show No 4). Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm, Blindspot Gallery, 24-26A, Aberdeen St, Central. Inquiries: 2517 6238. Ends Apr 14

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am