Books | HKP Four – Wong Wo-Bik


Hong Kong/China Photographers Four – Wong Wo-Bik
Text by Eve Tam, Photography by Wong Wo Bik

213 mm x 278 mm
208 Pages, Hard Cover
Price: HKD $300

As author Eve Tam describes, Wong Wo-bik – the subject of Hong Kong/China Photographers Four – is as much a detective or hunter as she is a photographer. Wildly imaginative and with an uncanny knack for discovering ‘the unseen in plain sight’, Wong creates images that exert a spell on the viewer, pulling one into an all-consuming world of the surreal and mysterious, and compelling one to ‘rewire’ one’s perceptions of everyday life. Hong Kong/China Photographers Four includes highlights of some of Wong’s most significant works, including her 1980s Polaroid series, her boundary-blurring collaboration with the City’s Contemporary Dance Company in 1988, her ongoing visual documentation of historical architecture, and the recent photographic fabrication/installation developed from her ‘Eu Tong Sen’ series.

About the Photographer

WONG Wo-bik

Wong Wo-bik received her BFA in sculpture and printmaking from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and an MFA in photography (with a minor in film-making) from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Throughout her career, Wong has been dedicated to photography, research and art education. Since 1998, Wong has served as an arts support manager for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and an honorary museum adviser for the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.


About the Author


Eve Tam is one of Hong Kong’s most accomplished art commentators, curators and educators. In 1994 she received The Belgian Consulate of Hong Kong’s ‘Art in Belgium Scholarship’ and interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent. As a Lee Hysan Foundation Fellowship 2004 recipient she conducted internships at the acclaimed George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the International Center of Photography in America. In Hong Kong, she has curated exhibitions for the Museum of Teaware, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Tam’s extensive writings include academic treatises, exhibition catalogues, curatorial statements and critical analyses of art. She is currently the curator of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.