Author Meet-and-greet and Book-signing with Leong Ka Tai

Curtain Call.The Central Police Station Compound

Right after the buildings were decommissioned in 2006, award-winning photographer Leong Ka Tai comprehensively photographed the compound. In addition to exploring all the nooks and crannies of the buildings, he also interviewed the policemen, correctional officers, and even an inmate, who spent their years there, thus compiling a record of the collective memory of the compound, and presenting it as captions to the photographs.

Event Details

Date:2 June 2018(Saturday)

Time:2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Venue:3/F mini forum, Eslite Spectrum Tsim Sha Tsui Store(2/F-3/F, Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)

Speaker:Mr. Leong Ka Tai(Award-winning HK Photographer)

Preview of Curtain Call.The Central Station Compound

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About the Author

Leong Ka Tai has been a professional photographer for about 40 years. Born in Hong Kong, he studied engineering in the USA and worked in England. Later, he decided to pursue photography full time in Paris.

Returning to Hong Kong in 1976, he set up his studio and subsequently combined photography with extensive travel, especially in China. His photographs have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Europe, the USA and South-East Asia. They have been published in 22 books and numerous magazines, notably National Geographic, GEO, Stern, Life, the New York Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Paris Match. He has won local and international awards including ‘Artist of the Year’ from the Hong Kong Artists Guild and First Prize for Best Photojournalism in the 1994 Harry Chapin Media Awards (World Hunger Year), New York.

He has also been the chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers, as well as the Hong Kong Photographic culture Association, organising the Hong Kong International Photo Festival 2010 and 2012.

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