The Second Meeting of the Photobook Club Hong Kong

Great to hear of the success of the first Photobook Club Hong Kong meeting as well as details of the next meeting (via Sarah Van Ingelgom) …

Photo Book Club Meeting
Saturday 10th of May 2014 | 4 pm
at the AO the Photo Book Center
Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street

Theme: the Japanese Photo Book
Moderator: Mark Pearson (from Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo)

After the success of the first one, we are glad to announce our second Photo Book Club Meeting.

PBC was initiated in the UK as an initiative for informal gathering for photo book lovers to share their enthusiasm. Each meeting, guests are invited to bring their own favorite photo book or borrow one from the bookshop (please come a bit earlier if you wish to do so). Each guests will introduce the reasoning for their choice which typically unfolds into lively discussions. This is not a course or a workshop, nobody is wrong or right. PBC meetings aim to learn from each other and explore in a friendly interactive way. Photographers and photo book fanatics are very welcome but its not a must… just your enthusiasm is already appreciated a lot. Moreover, the meetings are FREE of charge.

For the first gathering we will choose ‘the Japanese photo book’ as a theme. The Japanese Photo Book is a unique genre on its own with a style of photographing unseen and very different than how it was done in the West until then. Leaders in the field were Araki and Daido Moriyama but there are also a lot of other famous and more obscure talents to be discovered.

Moderator will be Mark Pearson. Mark has been active in both exhibiting and publishing projects with Japanese artists through Zen Foto Gallery; a Tokyo based gallery specialize in Japanese photography.

Attached some pics of the first meeting…


The Photobook Club Hong Kong

Great new from Sarah Greene of AO vertical Art Space

AO: The Photo Book Center is very excited to announce it’s first Photo Book Club meeting in Hong Kong!

For the first gathering we will choose ‘portraiture’ as a theme. With the invention of the camera, portrait studio was the first popular commercial application of the media. Today apart from commercial work, there is a large variety in the fine art world from conceptual approach to digital transformation.

Theme: Portraiture
Date & Time: 29th March, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Moderator: David Boyce
AO: The Photo Book Center’s Flagship Store
G/F Asia One Tower, 8 Fung Yip Street, Chai Wan

The talk will be conducted in English, refreshment will be provided. Please RSVP to Sarah Greene:

There is a Facebook event page here