Chinese-American photographer Francis Wu moved to Hong Kong in 1931, where he opened his eponymous studio in Gloucester Arcade in Central.
Chinese-American photographer Francis Wu moved to Hong Kong in 1931, where he opened his eponymous studio in Gloucester Arcade in Central.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

How Chinese-American photographer’s evocative Hong Kong images celebrate its past and a portrait by him served as quite the status marker

  • Beautifully arranged, artistically lit black-and-white portraiture was a Francis Wu speciality, and he used light on smoke, mist and other ethereal reflective effects
  • Wu’s studio, located in Gloucester Arcade, in Central, remained a popular landmark for decades after its opening in 1931

Chinese-American photographer Francis Wu moved to Hong Kong in 1931, where he opened his eponymous studio in Gloucester Arcade in Central.
Chinese-American photographer Francis Wu moved to Hong Kong in 1931, where he opened his eponymous studio in Gloucester Arcade in Central.
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