China since 1973, A Photo Exhibition by Bruno Barbey

By Butterboom Writers  /  June 1, 2015

From 28May to 15July Bruno Barbey, French documentary photographer is holding an exhibition titled ‘China since 1973’ a collection of photos capturing China’s major’s changes at Hong Kong’s Photographic Museum F11. Don’t worry if you didn’t know Hong Kong even have a photography museum, they only opened in September 2014 and its in a restored Grade 111 historic building in Happy Valley.

The exhibition features a selection of images of China taken by Bruno Barbey since September 1973, when he joined the then French President Georges Pompidou’s official visit to China. It was during the period of the Cultural Revolution. He visited Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau again a few years after during the time of Deng Xiaoping’s campaign to ‘get rich’ period and his photos captured the scenes from then till now.  There is also a short film called “China in Kodachrome“ made by Barbey’s spouse, Caroline, who was visiting with him.

Have a look also at the INSTANT camera exhibition, a selection of  old instant cameras is on showcase. The cameras are part of professional camera collector,  Mr. TM Wong’s collection and including Chrislin Insta-Camera Model 100 which was only produced in a small quantity of 1000 in 1967; Kodak EK4/ EK6 test model, the first Kodak instant camera produced in 1976.

TM Wong

Date:28 May (Thursday) to 15 July 2015(Wednesday)
Venue: 2/F, F11 Photographic Museum, 11 Yuk Sau Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Opening hours:Viewing By Appointment – with guided tours,


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