百花齊放

百花齊放 
The Photocrafters Fundraising Mini Auction
13  - 27 March  2014

Opening recep­tion: Thurs, 13 March 18:00 – 21:00 (artists will be present)
HK ARTWALK pre­view: 12 March 16:30 – 23:30
(tickets avail­able at www.hongkongartwalk.com)

Artists:
Thomas Michael Alleman, 陳偉江Chan Wai Kwong ,陳泳因 Doreen Chan ,
張才生 Samson Cheung ,Tony Lim ,Pauline St. Denis ,唐景鋒 Kurt Tong ,
尹子聰 Simon Wan ,殷家樑 Yan Kallen ,余偉建 Vincent Yu

As a not for profit plat­form con­necting pro­fes­sional artists, aspiring pho­to­graphers, other industry prac­ti­tioners and the gen­eral public, The Photocrafters have through out the years – with the help of our sup­porters and volun­teers – held numerous pho­to­graphy exhib­i­tions, courses, work­shops of dif­ferent levels, as well as aca­demic forums. We have also com­mitted our resources to sup­port local emer­ging pho­to­graphers and artists. All of the which were real­ised without any gov­ern­ment funding or other funding sources. Being self funded grants us greater freedom, but it can also get tough at times.

For this year’s Hong Kong ArtWalk, we have taken the oppor­tunity to estab­lish an annual fun­draising auc­tion to help fund The Photocrafters’ oper­a­tions. The works of 10 emer­ging and estab­lished artists will be auc­tioning, with each artist presenting 10 works.

We hope to see you, and we thank you for your on going support.

黑點作為一個聯繫專業藝術家,攝影師,其他行業從業者及普羅大眾的非盈利平台,過去數年,全賴我們的支持者和義工幫助,令黑點能舉辦不少攝影展覽,學術論壇,培訓班以及不同程度的工作坊。與此同時,我們致力支持本地新晉的攝影師和藝術家。儘使沒有任何政府資金贊助或其他贊助,我們的願景都一一實現了。沒錯,獨立營運使我們獲得更大的自由,但有時後會有點艱難。

適逢今年的香港ArtWalk,我們藉此機會建立年度籌款拍賣,將拍賣十個新晉及著名藝術家的作品,以支持黑點的營運。

我們感謝您的持續支持!到時見!

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Artist Bios

Thomas Michael ALLEMAN was born and raised in Detroit, where his father was a trav­eling salesman and his mother was a ceramic artist. He gradu­ated from Michigan State University with a degree in English Literature. Tom exhib­ited Social Studies, an earlier body of work, widely in Southern California. He’s cur­rently fin­ish­ing­Sun­shine & Noir, a book-length col­lec­tion of black-and-white “urban land­scapes” made in the neigh­bor­hoods of Los Angeles, which had it’s solo debut at the Afterimage Gallery in Dallas in April, 2006, and has since been exhib­ited at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York City, the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, and at the XianShaWan Photography Festival in Inner Mongloia, China.
www.sunshineandnoir.com

陳偉江 CHAN Wai Kwong 出身於香港  香港新法書院初中一年級輟學  二零一零年開始發表個人作品。 至今自資出版十本懾影集。 Born in Hong Kong in the 70s.
www.suckphoto.hk

陳泳因 Doreen, Wing Yan Chan was born in 1987 in Hong Kong. Originally trained in Visual Communication, Chan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied and Media Arts from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. During the same period, while working as a graphic designer, she began exper­i­menting with pho­to­graphy and making works. Her cre­ative outlet brought her to Leeds, UK, where she joined East Street Arts and held an artist studio in 2010. In 2012, she studied her Postgraduate Diploma in Photography at the School of Professional and Continuing Education in the University of Hong Kong. She is cur­rently an art admin­is­trator pro­moting pho­to­graphic cul­ture in Hong Kong. She was invited to hold her exhib­i­tion 25.9: “jiù shì shuō/Hey/hai6 aa1” at Lianzhou Foto Festival 2013.
www.doreenchan.com

張才生 Samson CHEUNG Choi SangBorn and lives in Hong Kong, Cheung Choi Sang Samson gradu­ated with Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in UK. His training in pho­to­graphy started with varies of doc­u­mentary pho­to­graphy work­shops organ­ized by Lumenvisum and works shown at exhib­i­tion by Lumenvisum which also involved in organ­iz­a­tion. In 2012, he gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Photography from HKU SPACE. His pho­to­graphy and sound work were selected to show at Osage Hong Kong Pop Up Market 2013. Recently he is working in Lumenvisum, organ­iz­a­tion pro­moting com­munity pho­to­graphy. Apart from his explor­a­tion of per­sonal art­work, he is enga­ging in a two-year art pro­ject <from one to a hun­dred> and the art­work will be shown at Hong Kong Oil Street Artspace in 2015. www.cheungchoisang.com

Pauline ST. DENIS shoots with color trans­par­ency film, but only advances the film par­tially to create over-lapping expos­ures. Her work cap­tures the eth­ereal quality of light, move­ment, and time. Her pic­tures are kin­etic, ener­getic, and highly styl­ised. She demon­strates Holga’s upbeat and ener­getic cap­ab­il­ities.
www.pollyroxs.com

Tony LIM, born, raised, and edu­cated in Hong Kong. Apart from Graphic Design, Product Design, Commercial Photography, Tutor in Universities, Tony Lim is a Brand Architect by trade. He has been a “Toy Camera” pho­to­grapher since 2004, since then he cannot stop playing around with toys. His pho­to­graphs point out the atten­tion back to the gritty details that make up a city. Objective so common, so mundane that people have long since ceased to notice them.
www.holga.com.hk

唐景鋒 Kurt TONG gained his Masters in doc­u­mentary pho­to­graphy at the London College of Communications in 2006 and sub­sequently began working on much more per­sonal pro­jects. He has won numerous awards for his pho­to­graphy and pub­lic­a­tions: the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, the Photograph.Book.Now com­pet­i­tion, the Hey, Hot Shot! com­pet­i­tion, and the Jerwood Photography Award. The Queen, The Chairman and I was recent chosen as a finalist in the European Publishers Award. He is rep­res­ented by Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, The Photographer’s Gallery in London and by Identity Gallery and Blindspot Gallery in Hong Kong.
www.kurttong.co.uk

尹子聰 Simon Chi-Chung WAN gradu­ated from the University of Wales in 2000 with a BA(Hons) in Documentary Photography. Awards have included Société Générale Chinese Art Awards (final nom­inee, 2011), and the Prix Pictet Award 2010 (nom­in­ated can­didate). He has exhib­ited in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Paris, and Russia. Wan’s work has been col­lected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum as well as private col­lec­tions.
http://cargocollective.com/simonwan

殷家樑 YAN Kallen estab­lished his studio in 2004 after attending Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Parsons School of Design, and began his career as art dir­ector for books and magazines in New York and Amsterdam. Since returning to Hong Kong in 2009, Yan has focused on making his pho­to­graphic art­work. He was short­l­isted finalist for the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards by the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2012, and finalist for the Hong Kong Photobook Awards 2013.
www.yankallen.com

余偉建 Vincent YU has been a pho­to­grapher with the Associated Press for 19 years. He has covered major local and inter­na­tional news stories including the Asian Tsunami, and, more recently, the massive earth­quake in Sichuan and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Many of his pho­to­graphs have been recog­nised with awards from the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association. He was a recip­ient of the U.S. National Headliner Awards in 2004. His works have also been shown in exhib­i­tions in Hong Kong, main­land China, Hawaii, and Berlin. He has acted as a guest lec­turer on pho­to­journ­alism at the University of Hong Kong.
www.vincentyu.net

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