‘Photography with a purpose’: exhibition showcasing the best of Hong Kong for one night only

007. Photo by Christopher Lim.
007. Photo by Christopher Lim.

From its dense streets to its open spaces, Hong Kong is every photographer’s paradise, and this upcoming exhibition showcasing some unique photos once again shows that there is no shortage of interesting places to photograph in the city.

Waves. Photo by Timmy Lo.

The Hong Kong Perspectives exhibition will feature 80 photographs from 10 Hong Kong-based photographers: Derry Ainsworth, Frank Freeman, Elaine Li, Christopher Lim, Sharon Liu, Timmy Lo, Natasza Minasiewicz, Sarie Moolenburgh, Nukeproofsuit, and Stephanie Teng.

The Rain Flower. Photo by Frank Freeman.

The exhibition is also to celebrate the launch of Bamboo Scenes, an online collection of photography that will allow people to buy unique pieces from Hong Kong photographers at affordable prices, with 10 percent of the profits going to a selected charity.

Sheung Wan: Dina. Photo by Natasza Minasiewicz.

Like most people in Hong Kong looking to decorate their home, Bamboo Scenes initiator Madelon de Grave also had trouble finding affordable pieces of art for her living room, and her friends also had the same problem.

Old Fashion. Photo by Sharon Liu.

Her response to this was to create Bamboo Scenes, an online photography platform that is passionate about creating what de Grave calls “photography with a purpose”.

Neighbours. Photo by Sarie Moolenburgh.

Proceeds from the exhibition will go to local charity ImpactHK, which helps homeless people. An important cause to support in light of a recent government report that revealed the number of Hongkongers living in poverty has increased to almost 20%.

Light Weights. Photo by Stephanie Teng.

The Hong Kong Perspectives photo exhibition will be held at Loft 22, California Tower, Hong Kong at 7pm-10pm on Tuesday. To attend, email contact@bambooscenes.com as spots are limited. There will also be a donation box at the door.

Ten Years. Photo by Elaine Li.

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