Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan
Happiness in Black

Photographs: Wai Kwong Chan

Publisher: Zen Foto Gallery

132 pages

Year: 2020

ISBN: 978-4-905453-95-6

Price: 40

Comments: Hardcover, 200 × 200 mm. Colors photographs. Limited Edition500.

Hong Kong-based photographer Chan Wai-Kwong’s photobook “Happiness in Black” (the title inspired by a government-critical song by music group Softhard) features street photography taken in Hong Kong between 2018 and 2020. Piece by piece, the full-page, full-color photos in the book add a new side to the Hong Kong as it is seen by Chan Wai-Kwong, forming a rich portrait of the city during one of its most tumultuous years. Through street portraits, detail shots and a few shocking images, Chan Wai-Kwong shows the filth, the glamour, and the rot behind the surface.

Chan Wai-Kwong taught himself photography as a teenager after dropping out of school. He has self-published more than 40 photobooks so far. “Happiness in Black” is his third publication with Tokyo-based publisher Zen Foto Gallery.

 


Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

Wai Kwong Chan,Happiness in Black

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