CUHK eNews April 2023

Artist-in-Residence Lois Conner inspires CUHK community

Ms. Conner shared her journey on photography with the CUHK community.

Ms. Conner shares her journey on photography with the CUHK community.

CUHK hosted the American photographer Ms. Lois Conner as the inaugural Artist-in-Residence during February to March 2023. With the assistance of the Yale-China Association connecting Ms. Conner with CUHK, the University was able to invite Ms. Conner to Hong Kong for this special programme. Ms. Conner’s visit was supported by a number of units at CUHK including the Faculty of Arts, Morningside College, Department of Fine Arts, and Office of Academic Links as well as the Yale-China Association.

Ms. Conner is a New York-based photographer renowned for her platinum print landscapes that she produces with a 7”x17” format banquet camera. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1984-85) where she spent photographing in China. She has spent much time in China and followed the transformation of the country.

During her time in Hong Kong, Ms. Conner shared her journey on photography with the CUHK community, engaged with fellow artists, and explored the city to capture its many unique facets.
Ms. Conner delivered a public lecture titled ‘Substance, Shadow, Spirit (形,神,影)—Working in the Landscape’ in March to share her unique understanding of China’s changing urban and rural mien, as well as the vistas that inspired the country’s unique culture. Her works were also exhibited on this occasion and the audience were able to chat with her and gain insights into her work.


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