I'll show a selection of my favourite photos of old Hong Kong, and tell their stories. The venue has a good projector & a big screen, so I'm looking forward to showing the photos at their best.
The talk is arranged by the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS), as part of their series of regular talks. Here's the description from the RAS newsletter:
LECTURE: Photos of Old Hong Kong and the Tales They Tell
Visual Arts Centre • Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Mr David Bellis will be delivering a talk on places and people of old Hong Kong focusing on old photos and the stories he has discovered that illuminate and enliven those photos. Mr. Bellis’ research combines people’s narratives with images and with ‘traditional’ historical narratives. He achieves this combination through ad hoc collaborations with people who join his inquiries due to their interest in a photo or a place or a topic referenced on www.gwulo.com.
David’s website, www.gwulo.com has grown into a community of collaborators who have published 660 articles and forum topics revolving around 1,550 places and 4,900 photos of old Hong Kong. Not only is Gwulo.com’s collective research prolific but their audience is engaged as demonstrated by over 14,000 comments on the website.
David's talk will be a “best of” collection focusing on both unexpected gems which gwulo.com has uncovered and on people's passion for historic Hong Kong.
Speaker: Mr David Bellis
Date/Time: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 at 6.30 pm
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, 7A Kennedy Road, Central
Charge: Members, $50. Non-members, $100.
You can book in advance, or pay at the door.
To book in advance:
- If you're an RAS member, please send in the booking form included with your newsletter.
- Non-members are also very welcome - please complete this booking form, and mail it with your cheque to Mr. Chris Young (address is shown on the booking form).
See you next week!
PS I'm meeting a few Gwulo regulars for dinner afterwards. If you'd like to join us, please drop me a line by email, so I can adjust the reservation: