“Neighborhood – Chan Hin Io Documentary Photography Exhibition” conveys the city’s history, culture and collective memory


MACAO, May 6 – Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), the exhibition “Neighborhood — Exhibition of Documentary Photographs of Chan Hin Io” is held from today to July 24 at no. 10, Patio da Eterna Felicidade. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The exhibition presents 26 works of documentary photography taken by local photographer Chan Hin Io between 2004 and 2021, which were taken mainly in the old neighborhoods around Rua dos Ervanários, Rua das Estalagens and Rua de Cinco de Outubro. Photographer Chan Hin Io resided and set up a studio in the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade for many years. On the theme “Neighbourhood”, the exhibition presents photographic works in a simple and natural style, presenting the daily life of the inhabitants, landscapes of streets and alleys, dwellings in the neighborhood, traditional shops and itinerant merchants of the old quarters. . The works capture the warm and harmonious interaction between the residents of the neighborhood, showing the keen observation of the photographer.

Residing in Macau since 1999, photographer Chan Hin Io mainly focuses on the cultural and urban landscape of Macau. His works, with significant artistic, historical and cultural interests, serve as carriers of Macau’s collective memory, which record Macau’s landscape changes and the rise and fall of various industries in the old quarters. Through the exhibition, IC hopes to strengthen the bonds between the residents of the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade and the community, and to deepen the public’s knowledge of the Pátio da Eterna Felicidade and its adjacent areas, thus transmitting the history, culture and collective memory of Macau.

The exhibition “Neighborhood – Exhibition of Documentary Photographs of Chan Hin Io” is held from today to July 24 at No. 10, Pátio da Eterna Felicidade (the entrance is at Beco dos Faitiões, accessible from Rua de Santo António/ Rua de S. Paulo). The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, including public holidays. Free entry. IC has strictly followed the Health Bureau’s anti-epidemic guidelines and will implement appropriate measures for the event. To comply with the SAR government’s epidemic prevention and control measures, all visitors must wear their own mask, undergo body temperature checks, present a “Venue QR Code” (also called “Venue Code”) ) and the “Macao Health Code” of the day, maintain social distancing and follow anti-epidemic and crowd control measures on site.

For any inquiries regarding the exhibition, please contact IC by tel. nope. 8988 4000 during office hours or email [email protected]

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