Chan Dick "Chai Wan Fire Station"チャン・ディック「Chai Wan Fire Station」
CASE TOKYO is pleased to announce Chan Dick's solo exhibition Chai Wan Fire Station, to be held from April 21 to May 12, 2018. Hong Kong-based photographer Chan Dick has garnered international acclaim with his photo series Chai Wan Fire Station.
“One day, working in my office, I discovered that the window in my bathroom was overlooking the Chai Wan Fire station. The view had much more to offer than I had originally imagined. The firemen did their training, of course, but they also played volleyball, cleaned their fire engines, practiced unrelated stuff and so on - all of these things were taking place in this small area.” - Chan Dick
Far below Chan Dick’s toilet window, he was looking into the small world in which the firemen lived their everyday lives. Chan Dick was drawn towards photographing the daily activities from his bird’s-eye viewpoint for the minimalism and beauty it offered.
Chan Dick’s original publication was a critical success throughout the Asian photography world, winning him a Hong Kong Photo Book Award in 2015 and a Tokyo International Foto Award in 2016.
TALK EVENT: Chan Dick × Kenji TakazawaMay 12, Sat.13:00-14:30*Please note that you will be asked to present your digital ticket upon entering the event. You can do so either via the screen of your smartphone or a print-out of the ticket page.
Dates: May 12 (Sat), 2018
Time: 13:00-14:30 / Open: 12:45
Venue: CASE TOKYO
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Both a commercial and fine-art photographer, Chan Dick is best known locally and internationally for the award-winning series “Chai Wan Fire Station”, which records the daily occurrences within the fire station courtyard from above. This series earned him first prize at the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2015, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards in 2016. In 2017, two solo exhibitions were held in Japan and Netherlands respectively for this series. This series has also been selected by Invisible Photographer Asia for showcasing at the 2015 Angkor Photo Festival, and presented at Japan’s 2016 Mount Rokko International Festival. His other works have also been shown at the international photography exhibitions of Hong Kong as well as Pingyao of China.
Chan Dick held 5 solo exhibitions to date. His major projects explored socio-political issues within Hong Kong, most notably the 2014 series “No Compromise” that featured documented student activists. The series won him third place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) in the professional editorial/political category. His other series “Dismayland” won in the fine art category of the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA).