Biography

Chan Dick loved to draw at a young age. He went on to study 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 7 solo photography exhibitions to date.


While fascinated by simple lines and minimalistic compositions, Chan Dick’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 in 2016, and the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2015. During 2017 and 2018, this series was exhibited in Japan, the Netherlands and Hong Kong, and was collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Japan’s Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City.

Chan Dick’s other notable projects include “No Compromise”, which documented Hong Kong student activists, and “Dismayland”, which explored a kind of absurdity that exists in modern cities. Both series won in the International Photography Awards (IPA). His other works have also been exhibited at international photography festivals in Cambodia and Pingyao of China. 

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,先後七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。


最近陳的受香港大學醫學院所託,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。



Solo exhibitions

2018

  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Novalis Art Design Gallery, Hong Kong
  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Case Publishing, Tokyo, Japan

2017

  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Mirage Gallery, Kobe, Japan
  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Case Rotterdam, Netherlands

2013

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

2011

  • War, Culture Club, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

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

2016  

  • Afterglow, Hong Kong International Photo Festival 
  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Mt. Rokko International Photo Festival, Japan
  • Fifty Years, Here is Zine・Here is Hong Kong, PMQ, Hong Kong

2015

  • Chai Wan Fire Station, Angkor Photo Festival

2014

  • War, Pingyao International Photo Festival
  • Remnant, Children's Grief Awareness Project - Expressive Arts Exhibition, JCCAC

Selected Awards

2018          

The Trek, International Photography Awards (IPA) 

— Overall 3rd place in the Professional Book: Nature Category
— Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Abstract (Professional) Category

2017b

Disqualified, International Photography Awards (IPA) — Honorable Mention in the Editorial: Political (Professional) Category

2016

Chai Wan Fire Station, Tokyo International Foto Awards 

— 1st Place in Book: Fine Art (Professional) Category
— Honorable Mention in Book: Documentary (Professional) Category

2015

Chai Wan Fire Station, Hong Kong Photo Book Awards — Champion

2014          

No Compromise, International Photography Awards (IPA) — Overall 3rd place in the Editorial Political (Professional) Category

2013

Requiem, Global Design Awards (HKDA) — Excellence in Non-Commercial Photography


Collections


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

Publications


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