Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wonderful Pictures of Street Scenes of Hong Kong in the 1950s

In the early 1950s, Fan Ho, a 21-year-old writer and film student, began photographing Hong Kong — a city known in the West as the Pearl of the Orient — in a time of dizzying transformation. Bored by his studies, Ho turned to his camera as a source of entertainment and relief, exploring Hong Kong’s streets and making images that, seen a full seven decades later, somehow manage to mask any overt, telling signs of the era in which they were created.

(Photos: Fan Ho via TIME)


  1. Wow! These photos are really incredible. As a photographer myself, I am quite critical about photographs. These are well thought-out photos in which he chose visuals that were incredible and aesthetically very interesting. To think he was only 21 when he took these too amazes me. He obviously inherently has a great eye! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Çok güzel ve ilginç fotoğraflar. Paylaşım için teşekkürler.

  3. Thanks! I m living in Hong Kong. Most of the places are gone due to city development. These are top class photos! Thank you!