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Shutter island secrets

Photography is Joseph Fung Hon-kee's all-consuming life-long passion. 'To me it is like a drug,' says the 72-year-old photographer, teacher and curator. 'Once you touch it, you get addicted for life.'

Sunday, 21 November, 2010, 12:00am

City's heritage in focus

Come and see Hong Kong as you've never seen it before. Viewed through the eyes of several talented photographers, with their idiosyncratic perspectives on Hong Kong's cityscapes, both iconic and unseen, the city comes to life in a unique visual feast.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Snapshots on display offer startling images

You take a step back. You lean in close. You tilt your head and squint.

Such mild forms of calisthenics are in order for the photographs to divulge the full extent of their subtle visual clues and semantic nuances.

16 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

What Matters

What Matters

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If you are one of those fortunate souls who, in an age of needless bloodshed, environmental catastrophe and economic meltdown, stubbornly persists in believing the world is a generally swell place, this is the book for you.

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Prize pictures

South China Morning Post photographers (from left) Robert Ng, Dustin Shum and Martin Chan collect HK Press Photographers Association awards.

26 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Witness to woes of war

'If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough,' war photographer Robert Capa once said. Just how close Capa got is made clear in This Is War!, an exhibition of his work at New York's International Centre of Photography. Pictures from the Spanish civil war, the Sino-Japanese war and the second world war feature scenes from the heart of the fighting.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Post photographers snap up press awards

South China Morning Post photographers scooped seven prizes at the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association awards yesterday.

Martin Chan led the way with four awards, coming top in the features section with a photo of a pregnant woman pressing a Mark Six ticket against her stomach.

11 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Asian exposure

AS THIS YEAR'S Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands turns its eyes on South and Southeast Asia, the view is one of bewildering diversity: from musings of a young Filipino coming of age while being shackled by parental domination, to a documentary on the Catholic faith in Indonesia, and photoweavings of the Vietnam war using images from the press and Hollywood movies.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

The Tao of To: candidly capturing faces and places in stasis

Director Johnnie To Kei-fung describes filmmaking as 'an ongoing journey into fantasy and self-discovery'. But photography is his way of freezing reality - people and places that one day will be gone.

2 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Grim photos spark debate

The media in Hong Kong, particularly a few mass-selling Chinese newspapers, are often criticised for publishing gory pictures of death.

Photographs of the bodies of murder victims, grisly accidents and savage battles routinely fill the front pages of these papers.

2 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Photographer keeps ethics in frame

Does a documentary photographer have a responsibility to history - or to humanity?

The question makes an ideal subject for debate for a college art history class, and it is also a real-life dilemma that faced Canadian photographer Wendell Phillips who, years ago, decided to toss in his job at a daily newspaper for a life less ordinary.

1 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

'Nuisance' photographers refuse to quit park pitch

Photographers fined last week for causing a nuisance in Victoria Park yesterday defied a government warning and continued to take pictures for domestic helpers.

To Shing-kwok, a former photojournalist from Beijing, said photography was his only skill and he would never bow to official pressure to stop his job.

7 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Basic human decency ignored in relentless search for photos

I refer to the letter from K Lam headlined, 'Behaviour was unacceptable' (South China Morning Post, December 6), regarding the intrusive and rude manner of press photographers taking pictures of her sister who had been involved in an accident.

14 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Shocked by press access to accident victims

At about 5am one day this week, I was woken by a tremendous crash immediately outside my home in Kam Tin. Not an unusual occurrence, as this stretch of long, relatively straight New Territories road is very popular with small-hours speed demons and a car smash every couple of months is usual. In this accident three tragically died and four others were critically injured.

23 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Post photographers in focus at awards

SOUTH China Morning Post photographers clicked with the judges at a top press awards ceremony.

Dickson Lee's picture of textile fibres coating the exterior of Kwun Tong's Mai Kar Building (top) won the features section of the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association Photographic Competition 1998.

21 Feb 1999 - 12:00am