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Lecture - Old Photographs of Hong Kong and the Tales They Tell - Mr. David Bellis

  • Centre for Visual Arts 7A Kennedy Road Hong Kong Island Hong Kong (map)

David Bellis returns with a new selection of photos and stories, this time focusing on Hong Kong’s people.

Most of the photos were taken in the early years of the twentieth century and show a Hong Kong that has long since disappeared. They have been scanned at high-resolution and digitally restored, so David can zoom in to show us their hidden details.

The Speaker

David runs the popular local history website, It hosts over 34,000 pages about old Hong Kong, including over 20,000 photos. In 2014 David won the SCMP's Heritage Preservation Award, one of their "The Spirit of Hong Kong Awards", for his work on More recently he has published two collections of photos and stories, based on his earlier talks to the RAS.

Time: Reception desk opens at 10.00a.m. Lecture begins at 10.30a.m.

Admission: RAS members HK$100; non-members/guests HK$150

Booking: Please email to reserve your place and pay

at the door