Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong
Hong Kong is famous for its ever-changing faces. Since the influx of population in the 1950s, old buildingshave been constantly torn down to give way to modern skyscrapers and wider thoroughfares. Scenes so commonplace of yesteryears are easily forgotten and lost into oblivion.
The late Mr. William Chee-keung Wong, an accomplished media worker, had captured the sights and sounds of old Hong Kong for us. As an amateur photographer, he walked through the streets and alleys of the city after work and took pictures of scenes that were often left unnoticed by city folks.
With the concerted efforts of his wife, friends and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Ordinary Faces of Hong Kong and Macau: Through the Lens of William Chee-keung Wong was published. The album consists of 81 pictures taken by Mr. Wong from the 1970’s to the 1990’s. They include old tenement houses, shop-fronts of traditional grocery stores, market stalls, pawn shops, etc. – scenes that rarely exist nowadays and will definitely bring back fond memories to those who have grew up with them.
With 81 colour plates Lang: English & Chinese
Price: Cdn $25