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“These exhibition photos, reproduced from their original negatives, are now part of the collective memory of Hong Kong people.”

Fung Chun Kam  – Writer, Master-Insight Media 

The Photographic Heritage Foundation exhibitions are often developed from the body’s previous books. Thus, our exhibitions bring the photos we have pioneered to wider audiences in Hong Kong – and elsewhere in Asia.


Our exhibitions connect viewers to the mid-twentieth century period of black-and-white negatives, prints and colour transparencies. Fine reproduction, story panels, original artifacts and documents enrich the exhibitions. The Foundation’s long-standing creative team underpin the design and production.     


Exhibitions are bilingual. We welcome school tours. After each exhibition, its framed photos are donated for permanent hanging in local universities.


The Foundation’s sincere thanks go to the sponsors and venues named below.

Our Recent Exhibition, December 2021 To September 2022

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Sponsor: Dr Patrick S.C. Poon SBS and Master-Insight Media


Supporters: Karson Choi BBS, Swire Group Charitable Trust, Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation


Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 14 December 2021 to 30 September 2022

Guestbook comments 


“A remarkable exhibition of Hong Kong, our home.”


“The best photo exhibition this year. Incredible photos, powerful stories of Hong Kong.”


“Very good selection of historical photos, meticulously prepared and captioned. Well done – again.”


“Incredible exhibition – speechless! Thank you so much.”

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Exhibition Highlights 

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Explore This Hong Kong and Singapore Exhibition

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Sponsor: Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation


Venue: Sino Plaza, Hong Kong, 2021 


Guestbook comments 


“An evocative, memory provoking exhibition with powerful photos and stories – captivating!”


“The exhibition brings us back to what our elders saw, heard, and smelled.”


“A beautifully curated exhibition – a wonderful homage to two cities.”


“A rare, precious exhibition. I salute the efforts of all concerned.”

Exhibition Highlights

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See Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore Exhibition

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Sponsor: Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation


Venue: The Arts House, Singapore, 2019


Guestbook comments

“A thoughtful and deep recollection of the past based on the photographer’s vision.”


“Absorbing, fascinating, evocative, memorable – a wonderful exhibition.”


“Sensitively rendered and presented, the exhibition was a joy to explore.”


“Nostalgic, poetic, historical documentation of 1950s Singapore.”

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Exhibition Highlights


In previous years the Foundation has held exhibitions at: 


The Arts House, Singapore: 2017, Lee Fook Chee – Son of Singapore
Lee Fook Chee, Son of Singapore was an accredited event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


Hong Kong Maritime Museum: 2016, Harbour, City, Sky – Photos by Rogan Coles and Nicholas Kitto

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Hong Kong Maritime Museum: 2015, One Man’s Legacy – Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong Photos


The Kinnet, Hong Kong: 2015, John Thomson, Hong Kong “Past and Present” – with Rogan Coles


The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong: 2015, Hedda Morrison’s Hong Kong



The book publication and launch exhibition for Hedda Morrison’s Hong Kong pre-date The Photographic Heritage Foundation. Held in 2005, together they provided the enthusiasm and impetus for establishing the Foundation. They were at:


The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong


The University of Hong Kong Libraries

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