San Francisco, California: Modernbook Editions, 2021. Second Edition. Hardcover. New. Cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Black endpapers. 150 dual-color plates. 25 x 29 cm. 176 pp. / No dust jacket. Item #15855
An acclaimed photographer and film director, Fan Ho’s “The Living Theatre” elegantly captured life as it was carried out in both Hong Kong and China in between 1945-1966. The people as actors play out the dramas of their everyday in front of Fan Ho’s lens. Printed in duo tone, Fan Ho gracefully captures the crowds of a busy market place, waterways and the alleyways of each city, beautifully telling the story of the lives of the individuals and the spaces in which their stories are staged. Each image is accompanied by a caption, utilizing both the visual and written language to create a poetic and wondrous depiction of an era through his eyes.
Fan Ho's work has been exhibited in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Brazil, Italy, Argentina and Singapore and is part of the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art San Francisco. His films have been part of the official selections at Cannes and are also included in the permanent collections at the National Film Archives of Taiwan and Hong Kong.