Humanist Photography: The Path to Self-Discovery
The workshop will focus on the potential of humanist photography to trigger an emotional response from the readers to their own aspirations. It will confine our vision to the capture of a ‘decisive moment’ in the eyes of two grand master photographers, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Doisneau, the former looking for an orderly pattern out of chaos, while the latter humbly captures the charm of the individual.

Dates & Time:
10/10 (Tue), 18:30 – 20:30: Introduction to humanist photography
17/10 (Tue), 14:30 – 18:30: Outdoor shooting at campus
22/10 (Sun), 14:30 – 18:30: Outdoor shooting at Sham Shui Po
24/10 (Tue), 18:30 – 20:30: Student presentation of their works and sharing of their emotional experience in the documentary shots

Instructor: Dr. Joe Tyel Chan (Humanist Photographer)
Venue: Gatherland2001 & Sham Shui Po
Language: English
Deposit: $100
Quota: 20


Date Time Venue
10 Oct 2017 18:30 - 20:30 Gatherland2001
17 Oct 2017 14:30 - 18:30 Campus
22 Oct 2017 14:30 - 18:30 Sham Shui Po
24 Oct 2017 18:30 - 20:30 Gatherland2001
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
Joe Tyel ChanDr. Joe Tyel Chan
Following his retirement from teaching Economics at HKU in 2006, Dr. Joe Tyel Chen ventured into the art of humanist photography and earned a number of prizes given by Black and White Magazine and at the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. He was also a nominee for the HCB Prize awarded by the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation. He has held solo exhibitions at Hong Kong’s Harbour City as well as at The Chinese Culture University of Taipei. In addition, Dr. Chan has engaged in two public lectures on humanist photography, one in the Central Library of Hong Kong and the other in The Cultural University of Taipei.