The Road: Photography Exhibition by Tse Ming Chong

On the 30th of September 2014, veteran Hong Kong photographer Tse Ming Chong took a walk along Hong Kong’s Harcourt Road in order to document Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. One year later, the photographer shares his journey.
 
 
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CENTRAL DISTRICT, Hong Kong - Sept. 1, 2015 - PRLog -- On the night of 30th September 2014, veteran Hong Kong photographer Tse Ming Chong took a walk, but this was no ordinary stroll. Through the night, he walked along Hong Kong’s Harcourt Road from Central to Causeway Bay, a journey retold in ten pairs of photographic images that he captured along the way. A testament to one of the most significant social movements in Hong Kong’s recent history, ‘The Road’ offers a first-person visual account of the Umbrella Revolution- a moment in time when a well-traveled artery through the city was brought to a standstiil by local activists.

Fresh from the publication of his book ‘Chronicle – A Hong Kong Diary,’ which contains a visual journal of Hong Kong over the last quarter century, the artist asks the viewer to ponder what lies ahead for Hong Kong and its people in the aftermath of the Umbrella Movement.

About the Artist
Tse Ming Chong obtained his MA in Image & Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.  He is currently the Principal Lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute. Tse’s artistic pursuit started over 25 years ago with his photograph of Mao Zedong’s portrait taken down from Tiananmen Square.  He has documented Hong Kong ever since – its change of sovereignty, its evolution as a metropolitan city in China and the effects of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ on its inhabitants.  His works are held in the collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Hong Kong Film Archive.

About Karin Weber Gallery

Established in 1999 by German Karin Weber and now in its 16th year, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s oldest contemporary art galleries. Situated on Aberdeen Street, in the heart of SoHo, the gallery presents a year-round program of curated exhibitions, talks, and collector events. The gallery’s unique network of partners based in London, Mumbai and Berlin allows it to source emerging and established contemporary art from around the world.

Karin Weber Gallery is equally passionate about presenting works by local artists. The gallery assists artists through exhibitions, art fairs, and residency programs throughout the world. Small in size, yet global in outlook, Karin Weber Gallery is one of Hong Kong’s truly international boutique galleries.

This exhibition is in collaboration with Pointsman Art Creation.

Karin Weber Gallery
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