Space: Digital Window Gallery The digital world is where most of our exchange through photography now happens.Work by Yan Preston, Virgile Bertrand and other LOOK/17 photographers is presented alongside a response to the festival themes by photography students at the University of Salford, a micro-commission made in Hong Kong by Declan Connolly and work from the open call.Born in 1941, Leung is considered one of the most significant and accomplished documentary photographers in Hong Kong who continued with his lifelong project photographing the city until the time of his accidental and unfortunate death in 1997.Forest IIIn this series, Michael Wolf draws our attention to Hong Kong’s urban corners and buildings that are often overlooked in this high-density metropolis.Hong Kong Break by Michael Wolf The Forest I, Mann Island7 April – 14 May Michael Wolf Hong Kong is known for its glamorous night scene and highly efficient transport system, however none of these interested German born Hong Kong based photographer Michael Wolf.He is more interested in the backstage scene – the back alley.A 200-year old warehouse is transformed into a modern hotel, serving people and the city in a new way.Like a warehouse, a hotel is transient by nature, providing a short accommodation.
His works are premiered alongside a selection of photographs from the Open Eye Gallery archive, selected by curator and illustrator Charlotte Tsang, reflecting on growing up in Liverpool as a second generation Hong Kong person.
Elegant yet understated, these mixed use residential – commercial buildings have been articulating the street corners quietly since the 1950s.
The urban chaos manifested on their facades give Hong Kong its endearing quality.
LOOK/17 - Liverpool’s international photography festival - takes place at venues across Liverpool from 7th April to 14th May 2017.
Returning in its tenth year, this year’s LOOK festival is exploring Cities of Exchange.