There is no city like Hong Kong. Nobody takes photographs of Hong Kong like Chan Wai Kwong. There is no photographer like Chan Wai Kwong.

He was born in 1976 in Hong Kong. His father was a news photographer and his mother worked in the Macao casinos. Chan dropped out of New Method College just one year after entering the school in 1988. He then drifted in and out of odd jobs for many years, working in a restaurant and as an office errand “boy”. He started taking photographs in his teens in a casual way, got more and more involved and is entirely self-taught and self-reliant. Chan invariably photographs in black and white and on film.

If you ask me about photography, I will categorize myself a good-for-nothing. To be honest, even without photos I won't die, I can live without photos at any time. Indeed, it's such a trivial matter to press the shutter. I take photos, but it doesn't mean I can do whatever I want. Scenes in my photos already existed. It doesn't matter whoever else takes the photo, the scenes don't change anyway. I just took the photos by chance. Am I great? In fact, that's not a big deal.—— Chan Wai Kwong, September 2013

Publications

2019 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
2018 "Colour"
2018 "Something Macau"
2018 "Sometimes"
2018 "Liu Ngan Ling"
2018 "Mongkok Style"
2018 "Love Love Love Love More"
2018 "hung A"
2018 "hello goodbye"
2018 "Luna"
2018 "Tokyo 2013"
2018 "Osaka"
2017 "Blush"
2017 "Brothers"
2017 "Shamshuipo"
2017 "oh my little girl"
2016 "Art Shit"
2016 "Rambo"
2016 "Weathers of Love"
2016 "Little Mind Little Good"
2015 "Admiralty"
2015 "Police Portrait"
2015 "Yaumatei"
2014 "This is Hong Kong"
2013 "Chan Wai Kwong’s Fake Art Book"
2013 "001-023"
2013 "Everyday Love"
2013 "Kids"
2012 "Tokyo 1"
2012 "Ting Ting"
2012 "Tenderness of a 19-year-old Girl"
2011 "Wanchai"  
2011 "Ah~"
2011 "Pingyao"
2010 "The Moment"

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2018 “Something Macau”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2018 “Hello Goodbye”, Hiju Gallery, Osaka, Japan
2017 “oh my little girl”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2017 “Brothers”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2016 “Photo Exhibition by Chan Wai Kwong”, 3-45am, Macau
2016 “Weathers of Love”, Ox Warehouse, Macau
2016 “Rambo”, Yaumatei Kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2016 “Yaumetei”, Zen Foto Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2015 “Police Portrait”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2015 “Admiralty”, ACO, Hong Kong
2014 “Chan Wai Kwong Shashin”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2013 “Kids”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2013 “Daily Life In Love”, Yaumatei kubrick cafe, Hong Kong
2012 “Ting Ting”, ACO, Hong Kong
2012 “Tenderness of a 19-year-old Girl”, 100ft. Park, Hong Kong
2011 “Chan Wai Kwong Photo Exhibition”, Chan’s home in Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 “Kinggaiwui at XXX”, XXX Gallery, Hong Kong
2012 “Luminous Harbor: Hong Kong Contemporary Photography 2012”, JCCAC L0 Gallery, Hong Kong
2011 “Luminous Harbor: Hong Kong Contemporary Photography 2011”, Guardian Garden, Tokyo, Japan
2011 “Rediscover Photography”, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2011 “69 Aging Ten - Kinggaiwui Services & Exhibition”, Woofer Ten, Hong Kong
2010 “Not Just Talk - Kinggaiwui Photo Exhibition & Magazine Launch”, White Tube, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2010 “Liu Nan Ling”, fotogalerie, Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong

Books from CHAN Wai-Kwong

Signed LUNA 12-17

CHAN Wai-Kwong

$136.76 $123.09

Osaka

CHAN Wai-Kwong

Out of Stock

Signed sometimes

CHAN Wai-Kwong

$50.65 $45.59

Hung A

CHAN Wai-Kwong

$50.65 $45.59

DYING CITY 1

CHAN Wai-Kwong , Ada Hung, Mark PEARSON

$26.34 $23.71

DYING CITY 2

CHAN Wai-Kwong , Ada Hung, Mark PEARSON

$26.34 $23.71

DYING CITY 3

CHAN Wai-Kwong , Ada Hung, Mark PEARSON

$26.34 $23.71

Signed Colour

CHAN Wai-Kwong

$141.83 $127.65

Blush

CHAN Wai-Kwong

Out of Stock

Ah~

CHAN Wai-Kwong

$50.65 $45.59

Kids

CHAN Wai-Kwong

Sold Out