Biography

Chan Dick loved to draw at a young age. He studied graphic design, and first began involved in photography when given his graduation assignment. As a still-life and architectural photographer, he is devoted to creating personal works, often touching on social issues and everyday life discoveries. He has held 9 solo photography exhibitions to date.

While fascinated by simple lines and minimalistic compositions, Chan’s works tend to embark on the ambiguous attraction between reality and illusion. This is best shown by his series “Chai Wan Fire Station”, which earned him first prizes respectively at the Tokyo International Foto Awards, and the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards. This series was exhibited in Japan, the Netherlands and Hong Kong, and collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Japan’s Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City.

Recently, Chan collaborated with the Medical School of the University of Hong Kong by photographing their collection of human specimens. He produced an aesthetic set of images called “The Trek”, which challenges the common perception of the topic by the general public. The work was published as a photo book. It was placed Third Overall at the International Photography Awards (IPA), and won a Gold Prize at the Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA).


 

陳的,自幼喜愛繪畫,曾修讀平面設計,因為一項畢業功課而開始接觸攝影。他是一位靜物及建築攝影師,同時投入個人創作,項目涉獵不同社會議題,並持續發掘生活日常所見所聞,先後九度舉行個人攝影展覽。


陳的著迷簡潔的構圖,作品總是表現出介乎真實與虛幻之間曖昧不明的吸引力,其《柴灣消防局》系列是代表作,分別獲得東京國際攝影大賽的藝術攝影集首獎,及香港攝影集比賽冠軍。其後分別在日本、荷蘭及香港展出,亦收藏於香港文化博物館和日本奈良美術館。

最近陳的與香港大學醫學院合作,以美學角度拍攝人體標本,並出版藝術攝影集《探 The Trek》擴闊一般人對此題材的想像。作品得到國際攝影大獎 (IPA) 的書籍類全場第三獎,及東京國際攝影大賽 (TIFA) 的金獎。



Selected Awards

2018  International Photography Awards (IPA)

  • Overall 3rd place in Professional Book (Nature)
  • Honourable Mention in Professional Fine Art (Abstract)

2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)

  • Gold in Professional Science (Other)
  • Silver in Professional Fine Art (Still Life)
  • Silver in Professional Book (Fine Art)

2017 International Photography Awards (IPA) 

  • Honorable Mention in Professional Editorial (Political)

2016 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA)

  • 1st Place in Professional Book (Fine Art)
  • Honorable Mention in Professional Book (Documentary)

2015 Hong Kong Photo Book Awards 

  • Champion

2014  International Photography Awards (IPA) 

  • Overall 3rd place in Professional Editorial (Political)

2013 Global Design Awards (GDA / HKDA)

  • Excellence in Non-Commercial Photography

Museum Collections


  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum
  • Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City, Japan

Publications


  • The Trek, Brownie Publishing (Hong Kong), 2018
  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Case Publishing (Japan), 2017
  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Asia One (Hong Kong), 2016

Solo exhibitions

2019

  • Novalis Art Design Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Tung Nam Lou Hotel, Hong Kong

2018

  • Novalis Art Design Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Case Publishing, Tokyo, Japan

2017

  • Mirage Gallery, Kobe, Japan
  • Case Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013

  • Canon Pro Solution Hub, Hong Kong
  • Habitat for Humanity Exhibition, Guangdong, China

2011

  • Culture Club, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Hong Kong Government’s Art Promotion Office, ArtTravellers Exhibition Series
  • Netherlands - Unseen Amsterdam
  • Japan - Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City
  • Hong Kong - Art Basel - Chai Wan Fire Station (the book) 
  • Hong Kong - Old Bailey Galleries
  • China - Here is Zine・Here is ShenZhen

2016  

  • Hong Kong International Photo Festival 
  • Japan - Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival
  • Hong Kong PMQ - Here is Zine・Here is Hong Kong

2015

  • Cambodia - Angkor Photo Festival

2014

  • China - Pingyao International Photo Festival
  • Hong Kong - Children's Grief Awareness Project Arts Exhibition at JCCAC

2013

  • Hong Kong - Friends of the Earth Charity Photo Exhibition
  • Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) Annual Exhibition