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Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir

By Terri Stone

Fan Ho’s photos of mid-century Hong Kong have been collected in a new book, Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir, which includes previously unpublished images from that era, as well as new montages.

Although not as well known in the West as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Fan Ho was just as successful at capturing decisive moments in his striking street photography. His black-and-white images of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 1960s are some of the best street photos of the 20th century. Modernbook Gallery has already published two books of those photos, Hong Kong Yesterday and The Living Theatre. Now it will complete the trilogy with the publication of Fan Ho: A Hong Kong Memoir. Available this December, the $75 book will be 128 pages long, with 101 dual-color plates.

New members of the Fan Ho fan club can learn more about him on his website and even follow him on Facebook.