Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s

Patricia Chiu, Edward Stokes, Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s, Hong Kong, Photographic Heritage Foundation Ltd : Commercial press (H.K.), 2015, xii, 204 p. (Photographic Heritage Foundation series ; 5.) reviewed by Juan Jose Morales | 2 October 2016

Includes bibliographical references.. Text in English and Chinese.

Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s9789620756573is a remarkable book with many levels of meaning. It tells the story of a lone immigrant photographer and presents his collection of photographs portraying 1950s Hong Kong. A photo book, and of the highest standards at that, it also brings sharp and fresh research into the social history of the place that invites scrutiny on how it compares itself sixty years later. The entire book, its sum greater than its parts, will delight therefore not only photography aficionados but anyone with a serious interest in Hong Kong.

Read the full text on Asian Review

Read also

  • Oliver Chou, A chance encounter leads to a remarkable discovery of vintage 1950s city snapshots, South China Morning Post, 07 August, 2015,
  • Oliver Chou, GALLERY: Pics show Hong Kong in the 1950s through the eyes of a self-taught photographer, South China Morning Post, 12 August, 2015.


Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *

Ce site utilise Akismet pour réduire les indésirables. En savoir plus sur comment les données de vos commentaires sont utilisées.