Humorous street photos from Hong Kong

While advice such as “tell a story with each image” is common wisdom in the photography world, few photographers possess the ability to deliver little jokes and anecdotes with visual punchlines with their work. One such rare talent is Hong Kong-based photographer Chow san, whose street photographs in “No Teacher But I Can Take Photos” manage to pull off the feat of documenting daily life in the Asian megacity with sharp and warm-hearted humor.

Artist Profile

Chow san

Born in Hong Kong in 1982, Chow began photographing in 2010. He participated in Hong Kong International Photo Festival’s “Dozens of photography works - 100FT.PARK's Special” in 2013, and was selected as one of the finalists of the 2nd Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2014. In 2015, his first solo exhibition “the flower” was held in ACO Book in Hong Kong. He self-published his first photobook “Day Trip” in 2018 and the works were exhibited at Kubrick. He also self-published his second book “Japanese photograph” in 2018 and a zine titled “Medical Research Report 2019” in 2019. In 2020, his zine “the flower” was published as one of the “Dying City” series by Mark Pearson. After the release of “No Teacher But I Can Take Photographs” with Zen Foto this year in 2020, Chow has exhibited his works at HK feature territory and Kubrick, Hong Kong.