Through Our Eyes Photography
Education Programme
Public Exhibition
Seeing Your Neighbourhood Through the Pinhole

Public spaces is an interesting topic. In a tiny but densely populated city like Hong Kong, the word “public” can almost seem paradoxical. Our students pass by all kinds of public spaces on a daily basis, but they do not necessarily pay attention to what is happening there. There are children playing in a park, for example, but also old people who do their morning exercises, housewives hanging out their laundry and workers taking a rest break. Public space users all have different needs and different imaginations regarding their community. Unfortunately, some students barely have any imaginations regarding public spaces.

In this course, students use their handmade pinhole cameras to observe and understand their community. First, they learn to make a pinhole camera and study how it works, as well as equip themselves with simple dark room knowledge. Then, they collect waste objects in their neighbourhood and turn them into one-of-a-kind pinhole cameras. During the process, they learn to communicate with people and observe their neighbourhood, eventually take photos of them and make personal improvements by taking part in community activities.

Familiar yet Strange

According to statistics, Hongkongers top the world by walking 7000 steps a day on average. But while we lead a hectic life and walk hastily day in day out, how many interesting people and stories have actually passed by without us noticing? In fact, every single day can be a voyage of discovery.

Starting from their school and the places they are familiar with, our students learn to make observations on a daily basis. Then, they go to places they have a vague idea of but don't know well enough to capture interesting people and stories on the streets. The ideas are eventually developed into a unique personal series with writings and images.

25.5-1.6 | 13:00 - 20:00 (Tue-Sun)
CCCD Artspace - Green Wave Art
404 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok
P.L.K. C.W. Chu College
Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School
P.L.K. C.W. Chu College:
Wong Chi Yan
Chan Chiu Yin
Chan Tsz Chung
Lam Ka Lun
Ng Hoi Yan, Mentinia
Qin Fo Ming
Yow Kam Yin
Fu Yue
He Kai Ler
Ip Sin Yan
Li Jia Qi
Meng Jing Kai

Tai Po Sam Yuk Secondary School:
Yiu Chung Hei
Chen ZiLin
Ng Wai Yin
Sum Tsz Yi
Chan Tsz Ni
Huang Chiu Yuen
Wong Sze Kit
Yang Yu Si
Chen Cheng Hong