Research and Writing

LEE Wing Ki’s research focuses on social, cultural and political histories of photographic practice in the Chinese context. Research projects include 1) Cultural politics of photographic magazines and salon photography in Hong Kong and Communist China; 2) Photographic manipulation, grassroots democracy and the Umbrella Movement, Hong Kong; and 3) Memorial photography, in particular porcelain photo (a form of photo-ceramic) in the Chinese context.

Porcelain Photo Making Research

瓷相作為載體 (2016)

Photography in Hong Kong Research

[Forthcoming] 一個十年 香港攝影發展 (2007 – 2017)《中國攝影》(2017)

[Forthcoming] 掀開香港攝影雜誌六十年《攝影之聲》(2017)

Book Review: Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong: Photographs from the 1950s in Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol. 7:1, published by Hampshire College in collaboration with Michigan Publishing, USA. (2016) [link]

獨立不小眾 志不在出版 Art Plus (2016)

50 Years of Photo Pictorial 《攝影畫報》五十年 (2014) [link]

‘Portraits of Hong Kong in Documentary Photography’, in Beyond the Portrait, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong (2012)

Umbrella Movement and Derivative Work

[Forthcoming] LEE Wing Ki, ‘Derivative Works in Hong Kong: Three perspectives’ in Visualizing the Street: New Practices of Documenting, Navigating and Imagining the City. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands (2017)

LEE Wing Ki, ‘Cyber Terrorism in Name of Cyber Activism: Discomfort in looking at some derivative works in recent Hong Kong’, edited by Olli Tapio Leino, ISEA 2016: Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (2016) [link]

LEE Wing Ki, ‘Xi Jinping at the “Occupy” Sites: Derivative Works and Participatory Propaganda from Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement (2014)’ in Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol. 6:1, edited by Gu Yi and Claire Roberts, published by Hampshire College in collaboration with Michigan Publishing, USA (2015) [link]


我們的面孔 ‧ 北野謙 (2012) [link – Chinese]
‘our face’ project – Ken Kitano [link – English]