Nocturne are Ko’s stark black and white documentary of Hong Kong City at night. The city he presents is void of life and colour, almost apocalyptic. Mundane landscapes, objects, streets and facades become surreal symbols of discontent and rejection.
ALFRED KO CHI-KEUNG, born in Hong Kong, studied photography in the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada. He returned to Hong Kong in 1977 and has worked as a freelance photographer ever since. In the 1980s, Ko founded the FOTOCINE School of Photography (影藝攝影學校) and the Photo Centre (攝影中心) in Hong Kong. He is also a founding member of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers. Ko was awarded “Photographer of the Year” by Hong Kong Artists’ Guild in 1992. His works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.
[ Part of the IPA HONG KONG & TAIWAN SHOWCASE ]