The Executive Committee is pleased to organise this guided tour of a retrospective exhibition of the photography of Fan Ho.
A celebrated photographer,film director and actor, Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931 and immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at a young age. His love of photography began with a Rolleiflex camera given by his father. His early works imbue romance and mystery of people in bustling markets and quiet alleyways. Through his mastery of shadows and lights, lines and textures, they have become iconic images of Hong Kong.
Ho received over 280 photography awards in his career with many of his works found in public and private collections worldwide, including the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Melbourne Museum. Until his passing in 2016, he continued working every day exploring ways of integrating modern photo processing technologies to create new works from his old film negatives.
Our tour will be led by Jasmine Yan, Gallery Director for Sotheby’s Hong Kong.
Jasmine Yan first joined Sotheby's Hong Kong in 2006, since then she has been a key member in the growth and development of the Asia business taking on roles in Client Development, Contemporary Asian Art and starting the Private Client Group in Asia. Jasmine relocated to Sotheby’s New York headquarters in 2012, where she focused on business development for Modern and Contemporary Asian Arts. That same year she became the first and only Chinese-American auctioneer at Sotheby’s and now takes regular auctions in Hong Kong and New York. She recently returned to Hong Kong in 2016 taking on the role Gallery Director for Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery.