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Greg Girard: 'HK:PM'  [Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989] @ PMQ

  • PMQ (507s) 35 Aberdeen Street Central, Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

HK:PM         [ Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989 ]

by Greg Girard

A photography exhibition organized by Blue Lotus Gallery

at PMQ (room 507s) from 27 October to 12 November 2017

Pussy Cat Club, Wanchai, 1974

Pussy Cat Club, Wanchai, 1974

EXHIBITION OPENING:             27 October 2017, 6–8pm

EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL         12 November 2017  

VENUE:                                      PMQ: Room 507s, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong

OPENING HOURS:                    Daily including Saturday & Sunday 11am to 7pm

HK:PM is an exhibition of photographs of Greg Girard's nocturnal wanderings in Hong Kong made between 1974 and 1986. The exhibition also marks the release of the book of the same title, published by Asia One. HK:PM takes you through the neon lit streets and into tattoo parlours, dive bars and the hotel rooms of soldiers and sailors who frequented them. Other scenes depict the pre-dawn emptiness of the city’s streets and alleys bathed in the colours of artificial light. With a foreword by award winning Hong Kong director Ann Hui, HK:PM adds a missing photographic link to the visual record of Hong Kong in the 1970s and 80s.

This is Girard’s first solo show in Hong Kong since 2008 and the first time these early photographs are collected and displayed as a dedicated body of work. Girard, a respected Canadian photographer, whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia's largest cities for over 30 years, is also co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book “City of Darkness”, the definitive record Hong Kong’s infamous Kowloon Walled City, and its updated re-release “City of Darkness Revisited”. Other titles include “Phantom Shanghai” listed as one of the top 10 photography books of all time by The Independent (UK), “Hanoi Calling” and, earlier this year, “Under Vancouver 1972-1982” and “Hotel Okinawa”. The book HK:PM will be available during Greg Girard’s exhibition at PMQ [#507s] 27 October to 12 November 2017.

Limited edition prints and books will be available during the exhibition.


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Book: Greg Girard | HK:PM: Hong Kong Night Life 1974 - 1989

Published by Asia One, Hong Kong

ISBN: 978-988-77121-7-6 


184pp, W 18 cm x H 25 cm,  Hard Cover Case Binding 

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