Fan Ho: ‘Approaching Shadow’, 1954/2012, Archival pigment photograph, signed and editioned by the artist on recto, edition of 10, size: 30.00 x 20.00 in / 76.2 x 50.8 cm. Price upon request

About Fan Ho

Fan Ho was born in Shanghai, China in 1931 and died in San José, California in 2016. When was 13, his father gave him a twin lens Rolleiflex, and he was immediately entranced. From the start, he showed an innate sense of light and drama that are the hallmarks of his images. Ho immigrated to Hong Kong in teens. There he began to document the drama of daily life in the bustling city, from crowded markets to lonely alleyways. Throughout the subsequent decades, Ho exhibited his photographs in international salons, exhibition, and competition–garnering nearly 300 awards.

Eight times between 1958 and 1965, he was named one of the Top Ten Photographers of the World by the Photographic Society of America and has been elected Fellow of the Photographic Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, England; Honorary Member of the Photographic Societies of Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore. Currently, as of 2014, he is considered to be one of the most influential photographers in Asia by the IPA, Invisible Photographers Asia, and received a Life-Time achievement award by 2nd Global Chinese International Photography. In recent months, Ho’s photography has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Examiner, B.B.C., Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post. In 2012, Fan Ho was rated one of the Most Infuential Asian Photographers by Invisible Photographer, Asia.