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Mikko Takkanen’s Hong Kong

Tue 25th Jun, 2024 – 6:30pm–8:00pm ET

With his book Hong Kong, The New York Times’ photo editor Mikko Takkunen captured one of the world’s greatest metropolises during a time of political uncertainty and the pandemic. As the city was still recovering from the aftermath of the antigovernment protests of 2019, Takkunen began to concentrate on the purity of seeing and capturing the world anew.

Inspired by the masters of the New York School, like Faurer, Stettner, and Leiter, the Finnish photographer sought to capture Hong Kong in a fresh and innovative way, revealing hidden perspectives and moods that many have yet to see. His photos are both documentary and subjective, creating a narrative of the city that‘s as captivating as it is beautiful. From the vibrant colors to the stunning tonalities, each photograph is carefully curated to take you on an offbeat journey through the magnificent city.

A book signing will follow the presentation.

This IN-PERSON event will be held at Soho Photo Gallery.

*Seating is limited. ONE ticket per person.

Bio: Mikko Takkunen

Mikko Takkunen is a photographer based in New York. He works as a photo editor at The New York Times's International desk. He spent more than five years between 2016–2021 in Hong Kong as the desk’s Asia photo editor. During the last 18 months of that time he made photographs that became his debut photobook 'Hong Kong.'

Bio: Michael Chovan-Dalton

Michael Chovan-Dalton is the creator of the podcast Real Photo Show and the co-creator and producer of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf. He is a professor and coordinator of Photography at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey. Michael is also a photographer. His upcoming book, Staten Island: To be Found, is due to be published in the spring of 2025.

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