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Liverpool & Hong Kong Reflections

Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, 7 April – 2 July

What is it about a city that shapes us? How is the character and fabric of these fast moving spaces constructed?

This exhibition reflects on Liverpool and Hong Kong; their similarities and differences. Home to prosperous ports and bustling streets, both have long histories of exchange and redevelopment. They are places where new ideas flow in and out with ever changing populations.

Based in Hong Kong, Ho Fan’s candid shots capture ‘the decisive moment’. His work can be described as a collision of the unusual, framed against a background of urban geometry and texture. These images of Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s echo Liverpool city life.

Ho Fan’s photographs are shown with a selection from Open Eye Gallery’s archive. Chosen by illustrator and curator Charlotte Tsang, they reflect her memories of growing up in Liverpool as a second generation Hong Kong person.

This exhibition was developed by Open Eye Gallery with the Museum of Liverpool.

Part of LOOK/17 International Photography Festival.