“It so happened that the bathroom window of my workshop looked right over Chai Wan Fire Station, and offered a vantage point for an omniscient view of whatever was going on down there: assemblies, washing up fire engines, pupils’ visits, volleyball games. That tiny window opened up a brand new chapter of a curious journey.” – Chan Dick
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Both a commercial and fine-art photographer, Chan Dick has held 6 solo exhibitions to date and is best known locally and internationally for the award-winning series “Chai Wan Fire Station”. This series earned him first prize at the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2015, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards in 2016. In 2017 and 2018, he held solo exhibitions for this series in Japan and Netherlands respectively. This series was collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Japan’s Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City, showcased at the Angkor Photo Festival by curation of Invisible Photographer Asia, and presented at the Mount Rokko International Photo Festival in Japan.
Chan Dick’s major projects explored socio-political issues within Hong Kong, most notably the 2014 series “No Compromise” that featured documented student activists. The series won him third place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) in the professional editorial/political category. His other series “Dismayland” won in the fine art category of the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA). His other works have also been featured in group exhibitions in Hong Kong and Pingyao of China.