Split Seconds: Hong Kong

About this Book

Hong Kong provides a stun­ning back­drop for Abe Kogan’s skill­fully rendered black-and-white pho­to­graphy. The third in the Split Seconds series, fol­low­ing Havana and FlorenceHong Kong explores the city fam­ous for its dense urb­an­ism and high-rise mar­vels. The tower­ing obelisks and repet­it­ive facades of the mod­ern mega­city stand in stark con­trast to its com­plex cul­tur­al roots — a city born of com­prom­ise between Chinese tra­di­tion and Brit­ish influ­ence. Kogan’s strik­ingly evoc­at­ive images show­case this inter­sec­tion of influ­ence with intim­ate por­traits of bust­ling street life, icon­ic sky­lines, claus­tro­phobic res­id­en­tial areas, mari­time hubs, rugged coast­line, and the parks and pub­lic spaces that provide a res­pite from the unre­lent­ing vig­or of the city.

At a Glance

  • Foreword by: Paul Zimmerman, and Wendy Kwok
  • Distributor: Abrams
  • Publisher: Cameron Books
  • Publication Date: February 18, 2020
  • Price: $95.00
  • Trim Size: 1113 34
  • ISBN: 9781944903800
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Illustrations: Over 100 black-and-white photographs
  • Rights: North America

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