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“Hong Kong‧City” Photo Exhibition at Shanghai Expo 2010

The Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) will exhibit a unique collection of photographs as part of the city’s participation at Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The exhibition, entitled “Hong Kong‧City”, is a HKSAR Programme for Expo 2010 Shanghai and will showcase the city’s vibrancy through images created by renowned HKIPP members.

The HKIPP represents a prestigious pool of professional creative talent in the region. Its membership comprises industry specialists from many diverse fields, each holding a common belief in higher professional standards and the enhancement of artistic level in photography.

The Hong Kong‧City collection will showcase their diverse perspectives on Hong Kong, reflecting each photographer’s individual style, skill and creativity, while offering visitors a deep exploration of Hong Kong through these professional eyes.

Opening: 13 August, 2010
Exhibition: 14-29 August, 2010
Venue: Open Piazza, Shanghai Times Square, 99 Huai Hai Zhong Road, Shanghai
Enquiry: +852 2579 1983
Email: office@hkipp.org
Website: www.hkipp.org


Photography Seminars

Date: 14 August, 2010
Venue: Lobby, 2/F, Shanghai Times Square
14:00 - 15:00 Food Photography - by Mr. Raymond Wong
15:00 - 16:00 How to photograph the one you love? - by Mr. Carsten Schael
Registration: lifestyleclub@shtimessquare.com or +86(21)63910691 ext. 712



Hong Kong has been known as the “City of Photography” for its world-acclaimed photographers, large population of photography lovers and numerous amateur and professional photographer associations. Brilliant salon photos taken by Hong Kong photographers have won many accolades at various global contests and exhibitions.

Yet Hong Kong’s photography circle has an interesting feature seldom found in the Mainland—instead of participating in pictorial photography salons, Hong Kong photographers love to hone and show their professional skills.

As a leading metropolis, Hong Kong offers the best nutrients and environment to commercial photography. Local professionals are able to keep abreast of the latest development of photography technology and apply Hong Kong people’s signature creativity to produce masterpieces with a local touch. Their bridging role in helping China enter the global market has been increasingly apparent in the last few decades.

Founded in 1987, the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) impresses me with its passion and vigor all the way. Its members are committed to promoting the development of the local photography industry and the exchange of skills and technology with overseas professionals and related industries. Furthermore, the HKIPP Awards has gained recognition in Asia over the last few years and is now one of the highest honors in the industry. Building on its growing presence, HKIPP even became the first professional photographer association to stage an Asian photo contest.

As its name implies, the “Hong Kong‧City” Photo Exhibition is intended for showing the varied personae of Hong Kong through the lens of over 60 leading photographers. In their ingeniously executed works we see the grandeur of this world city and the charm of the Pearl of the Orient, as well as the colourful lives of people from all walks of life. In addition to leaving a truly original impression of the city in people’s minds, these great photos also mesmerize viewers with their exceptional composition and vividness rendered by photographers who know the magic power of modern photographic technology.

Wang Miao
Chairman of China Photographer Association