Fan Ho – Inferno, 1962
Photographer Fan Ho was born in Shanghai, China in 1931 and immigrated to Hong Kong in his teens where he then began to photograph the drama of city life, ranging from the teeming markets to desolate alleyways. A Hong Kong Memoir completes Ho’s trilogy that he began with Hong Kong Yesterday and The Living Theatre, in which he introduced viewers to Hong Kong during the 1950s and 1960s, using his exceptional eye for light, structure, and his patience, waiting for the right moment to take the photo.
Hiroshi Sugimoto – Tyrrhenain Sea, Scilla, 1993
Hiroshi Sugimoto is an photographer who was born in Japan in 1948 and now divides his time between Tokyo and New York City. Both cities influence the works of Sugimoto who began dabbling in photography in high school, but he retrained as an artist in California in 1974, where he received his BFA in Fine Arts at the Art Center College of Design. When Sugimoto moved to New York City he began working in Soho as a dealer of Japanese antiquities.
Amongst Sugimoto’s many accomplishments, he is also a noted architect. His architecture practice was established in Tokyo after receiving a number of requests to design structures. However, because he doesn’t have an architectural license himself, he works with three architects who help him to accomplish his design visions. Architecture and structure is even ident in a number of his work and exhibitions, even in his photography. Hiroshi’s works is influenced by the works of Marcel Duchamp, in addition to the Dadaist and Surrealist movements, and 20th century modern architecture.