So Hing Keung

So Hing Keung has held one-person and group shows since the late eighties in Paris, Berlin, New York, Toronto, Halifax and Hong Kong. He was awarded a photographic fellowship from Asian Cultural Council for a research trip to the USA in 1995 and a one-year Fellowship for Artistic Development by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998. So Hing Keung won the Judges and Gold Awards at the biennial Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Awards in 1997 and 1999. His China series won the Prize of Excellence of the 2001 Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition. So’s other renowned series was night photos in black and white. Another equally compelling series of work is his Polaroid collaged images. So Hing Keung obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Photographic Design from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and currently teaches photography at the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Photography requires one to response quickly to capture the split-second change of object in space and time. In order for the image to reveal its metaphysical meaning, one is best to avoid complex reasoning so as to free the image from the constraints of rationality. Intuition enables one to see enriched relationships within an image. It is through the catalyst of the subconscious, that one finds shapes and structures that are in contrast or in harmony. It is also through exploring the symbolic and poetic emotions that one recognizes one’s thoughts, feelings and inclinations through the intuitive approach to viewing objects.

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