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08 Nov - 08 Dec

City of Darkness by Greg Girard & Ian Lambot

By digital butter 27 September 2019

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START DATE 08 Nov 2019
END DATE 08 Dec 2019
28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan Hong Kong Hong Kong
Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present ‘City of Darkness’: an exhibition exploring the old and long gone Walled City of Kowloon as photographed by Greg Girard and Ian Lambot from November 8 to December 8. This influential body of work, which to date sold over 25,000 book copies, will be on view in a gallery setting for the first time since first published. Ian Lambot and Greg Girard set about photographing the Walled City shortly before its demolition due to a deep fascination and because “for all its horrible shortcomings, its builders and residents succeeded in creating what modern architects, with all their resources of money and expertise, have failed the city as ‘organic megastructure’, not set rigidly for a lifetime but continually responsive to the changing requirements of its users, fulfilling every need from water supply to religion, yet providing also the warmth and intimacy of a single huge household …”

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