The Hong Kong International Photo Festival was first launched in 2010, comprising a series of exhibitions in different areas of photography, covering a wide spectrum temporally and geographically. Apart from the biennial Festival, the Hong Kong International Photo Festival Flare is organized in alternate years, in between the Festival proper. An array of exciting events in promotion of photographic culture is being held concurrently with the Festival proper and the Festival Flare. Exhibitions and events are held at different venues and art spaces throughout the city, creating a photographic ethos and fostering the art and culture of photography in Hong Kong. Through collaboration with different photography organizations in Asia, we aim to uphold Hong Kong’s status as the hub for exchange and sharing of creative ideas, technical knowledge and valuable experience in photography.
The Hong Kong International Photo Festival is organized by the Hong Kong Photographic Culture Association, currently chaired by Alfred Ko Chi Keung. Other founding members include: anothermountainman, Almond Chu Tak Wah, Joseph Fung Hon Kee, Simon Go Man Ching, Edwin Lai Kin Keung, Lau Ching Ping, Leong Ka Tai, Ng Sai Kit, Bobby Sham Ka Ho, Shima Eleven, So Hing Keung, Leon Suen Shu Kwan, Ducky Tse Chi Tak, Tse Ming Chong, Blues Wong Kai Yu, Ki Wong Suk Ki, Wong Wo Bik, Vincent Yu Wai Kin.