香港 Hong Kong Handover Photography Exhibition

by J  J. Ridley

Ended on July 31st 2017

  14%
$1,053AU
pledged of $7,500
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John Ridley exhibits B&W photographs from the last 12 months of Hong Kong under British rule 1997

Exhibition poster

$20AU
| 1 of 100 taken

This black and white poster will be used in the promotion of the event and features one of the signature images from the collection. The price includes local shipping costs within Australia. Delivery March 2017.

Set of six post cards (6 pictures from the exhibition)

$25AU
| 3 of 100 taken

This reward is a selection of 6 prints from the exhibition in post card format. All printed in black and white. Delivery expected March 2017.

A5 Black and white mounted print

$60AU
| 0 of 60 taken

This reward is for one of the signature photographs from the collection, featuring the Royal Yacht Britannia at the Handover ceremony - printed in a matt finish black and white print and mounted on a foam board ready for framing. The print size is 148mm X 210mm.
Delivery estimated for June 2017.

A5 Mounted black and white print

$60AU
| 1 pledge

Receive an A5 size mounted black and white print of this signature image from the exhibition, ready for framing.

A5 black and white mounted print

$60AU
| 0 of 40 taken

This reward is for one of the signature photographs from the collection, printed in a matt finish black and white print and mounted on a foam board ready for framing. The print size is 148mm X 210mm.
Price includes mail out locally. Delivery estimated for June 2017.

Hard copy book of the exhibition prints and more

$120AU
| 4 of 100 taken

Following the exhibition we will produce a hard copy book featuring all the images from the exhibition and some that weren't included. The book will include a minimum of 40 images and some background on the 1997 handover and the experience of the photographer in witnessing these historic events. The price includes local shipping only. Expected delivery for August 2017.

Private viewing for your friends or clients

$388AU
1 of 5 taken

This reward allows you to book a one hour private viewing for up to 20 people. We can arrange a suitable time for you outside of the normal exhibit opening hours of 11am to 5pm from 1st to the 8th July 2017. This reward includes drinks and refreshments and some finger food.

South China Morning Post 1st July 1997 - Full Copy

$10,000AU
0 of 1 taken

Grab yourself a copy of the South China Morning Post - original paper for 1st July 1997. I have only one kept in very good condition. This amazing piece of history could be yours.

J. Ridley

Flexible Funding
www.ridleyphotography.org/
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hong Kong in 1997 was an amazing period in history – a time of tension, street protests and historical events and ceremonies.   image

This photo documentary series by John Ridley captures this unique time in history.

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Photographer John Ridley lived in 香港 Hong Kong from 1992 to 2000 and during the final year of British rule from 1 July 1996 to 1 July 1997.  He documented the state of the Territory in black and white photographs. image The images capture daily life in the territory, as well as some of the historical events leading to the handover ceremony at the Tamar barracks in Admiralty District Hong Kong on the night of the 1st July 1997. image

20 years on, this collection of over 500 images represents an historical collection of photographs of this tumultuous period in the history of the Territory.  John has selected 28 of his favourite images to showcase in this exhibition.

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This first showing of any of these images will be held in Sydney at the Art Space on the Concourse in Chatswood from the 28th June to the 9th July.

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I am offering a number of limited-item rewards that you can purchase here, including a poster, postcards, hard cover book, unique prints, a private showing, and opening night tickets. Your support is appreciated in getting this exhibition up.

Kind regards,

John Ridley

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Update 12 July 10, 2017

Thanks to everyone that has shown interest in my exhibition.  Just over 500 people viewed the exhibition between 28th June and 9th July.  I met some amazing people whose lives were impacted by the events in Hong Kong in 1997.  1997 has affected so many lives and families remain separated to this day. 

I plan to move the exhibition to another venue either in Sydney or in Melbourne.  If you are interested in the framed prints just drop me a line at john@c-logic.org

this campaign will close at the end of July,

 

many thanks,

johnimageimageimage

 

Update 11 June 28, 2017

Were set up and ready to go, drop in and see this historical photograph exhibition at

the Arts Space on The Concourse, Chatswood, open 10.30am - 5pm daily.image

Update 10 June 26, 2017

Article in the Daily Telegraph - photograph with my good friend Charles Lee who left Hong Kong in 1997.

Link here.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/lindfield-photographer-and-hong-kong-expat-recaps-british-hand-over-in-photo-exhibition-at-chatswood-concourse-in-june/news-story/628799495d921d894135d50890ec3a1d#_=_image

Update 9 June 25, 2017

The exhibition goes up tomorrow for opening on the 28th June, thanks to everyone for their support.

Sorry for the delay in sending out post cards, they have arrived and will be in the mail this week!!

Dont forget the exhibition is open from 10.30am til 5pm every day until the 9th July, hope to see you in Chatswood at the Arts Space on the Concourse.

many thank, john

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Update 8 April 25, 2017

Thanks for the on-going support, only 2 months to go to launch, please share with friends and family members, many thanks johnimageimage

Update 7 March 7, 2017

Selenium toning now finshed and the prints are looking fabulous, thanks again to Chris Reid at Blanco Negro for an amazing job.

Update 6 March 1, 2017

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Update 5 February 28, 2017

Silver gelatin Black and White Prints coming along fabulously thanks to Chris Reid at Blanco Negro.  It has been great to see this man at work, passionately going about his art with an uncompromisng eye for detail and quality.  

Update 4 February 20, 2017

Started working with Chris Reid at Blanco Negro (Sydney) to prepare the prints for this up and coming exhibition.  It is great to see Chris at work, he is a great practitioner in the art of traditional black and white enlargement and printing.  Chris is meticulous in his care and attention to detail and uses silver gelatin fine art printing for added quality and archival protection of prints.  For more information see: www.blanconegro.com.au

Update 3 January 27, 2017

Almost 20 years now to the day that I was lucky enough to witness the handover of Hong Kong. When you look at the world today this moment was not only historically monumental but carried out peacefully with class and dignity. It wasn't of course what everyone wanted, but it was the agreement that Britain and China agreed to in the 99 year old lease on what was then the New Territories.

Leading up to the handover I embarked on a black and white photography project, recording life in the Territory in the final year of British rule. With a traditional range finder camera and rolls of film no less. In the end i took about 30 rolls of film and photographed many different aspects of Hong Kong life. I was of course drawn to the street marches and demonstrations leading to the handover itself. A sense of anxiety and fear was gripping Hong Kong and everyone could feel it.

Now in Sydney 20 years on I decided now was the time to dig out the old negatives and plan an exhibition. Many Hong Kong people now reside in Sydney and it will be very interesting to see how the exhibition is received. I'm crowd funding it now to help with the development and framing costs - www.readyfundgo.com/project/hong-kong-handover-ridley/. The exhibition itself runs from June 28th to 9th July 2017 at the Arts Space on the Concourse Chatswood, Sydney. More photos from my travels in Asia and beyond can be found at www.ridleyphotography.org

Update 2 November 27, 2016

thanks again to early supporters, we are seeking a sponsor to really ignite the campaign, if you have a company or local business in Chatswood - let them know of the campaign at ReadyFundGo, lets make this a stand out community event!!

Update 1 November 14, 2016

thanks for the early support, lots of planning to do and negatives to develop,

i hope this exhibition will be a significant community event,

best regards,

john

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