Hong Kong In The 1950s

These stunning photographs taken by teenageer Ho Fan, who arrived from Shanghai in 1949, beautifully capture 1950s Hong Kong. The streets, filled with vendors and residents, fascinated Ho. At the time, studio photography was the norm, but young Ho Fan was more interested in taking candid, situational shots with his Rolleiflex. The strangers he passed, the smoky streets, and the imposing architecture help to give an insight into daily life in 1950s Hong Kong.

Nikos Nikolopoulos