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An historical exhibition of work by two midtwentie­th century photograph­ers has opened in Hong Kong.

‘Photograph­s from the 1950s: Marjorie Doggett’s Singapore, Lee Fook Chee’s Hong Kong’ will showcase works by pioneer female photograph­er Marjorie Doggett who captured Singapore’s cityscape between 1954 and 1957, and Lee Fook Chee, a self-taught photograph­er who focused on Hong Kong’s streetscap­es during the same period.

The mid-twentieth century was a time of great change for both cities. Photograph­s of Hong Kong show urban scenes in Central and Wan Chai, as well as more rural images of Cheung Chau Waterfront, rice growing and a Hakka village in the New Territorie­s. They appear alongside Doggett’s photograph­y of The Fullerton Building, the Raffles Institutio­n, godowns along the Singapore River and the nineteenth century buildings at Collyer Quay.

The event is a collaborat­ive project presented by Sino Group with Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and supported by the Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Hong Kong. It has been curated by the Photograph­ic Heritage Foundation.

“Singapore and Hong Kong have always shared close and warm relations,” said Foo Teow Lee, Singapore’s consul-general in Hong Kong. “Hong Kong is home to one of the largest groups of overseas Singaporea­ns in the world… My hope is that this exhibition will spark more opportunit­ies for education and cultural exchanges, and bring our two cities even closer together.”

The exhibition runs from until May 30 at Sino Plaza, followed by a ‘roving exhibition’ at various Hong Kong locations until June 6. More details can be found online at

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