New Exhibition: Photographs from the 1950s

Submitted by njkitto on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:11

Gwulo readers may be interested in a new exhibition from The Photographic Heritage Foundation: 'Photographs from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett's Singapore, Lee Fook Chee's Hong Kong'.

Marjorie Doggett and Lee Fook Chee created vivid records of Singapore and Hong Kong more than six decades ago. Both were highly capable. In 1947, as young adults, they left their homelands to live out their lives in the cities they reached, Singapore and Hong Kong. Yet their origins and futures were vastly different. Through photography, Marjorie found purpose in her pioneering architectural work. Exploiting his skills, Fook Chee made a living selling his photos to tourists.

The 1950s were to be a crucible decade for both cities. Singapore was moving steadily towards a locally inspired and led future. Hong Kong was to witness an economic transformation. In both, the urban setting soon would be massively changed and developed. The exhibition shows the cities "as they were" - before their massive modernisation.

The exhibition is curated by Edward Stokes and generously hosted by the Sino Group on the 3rd Floor of Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay. It is open daily from 10am to 5pm until 30 May.

Nicholas Kitto