ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and other life changing events

KNUT SKJÆRVEN/PHOTOGRAPHER/WRITER/RESEARCHER

The Countdown: Greetings From Hong Kong

The Shooting Professor © Knut Skjærven

The Shooting Professor © Knut Skjærven

What a complete surprise.

I have got mail. A book from my friend Professor Chan-fai Cheung. He has recently retired from Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he served for more than 20 years. He has sent me a copy of his new book EarthScape.

It came this morning.

Until recently Professor Chan-fai Cheung was Director of University General Education and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy. At the same time. How is that for photography?

I met Chan-fai Cheung in Berlin in 2011 and we went shooting together for most of a day. Pleasant, pleasant memories. June 21st it was.

Before that we met over the interned and I reviewed his book Kairos. Phenomenology and Photography for Studia Universitatis (3/2010)  in Romania. You need to find page 137 to read the review.

Professor Chan-fai Cheung was educated in Europe in phenomenology. His great passions outside the academic world is photography. Inside it is phenomenology.

Both books mentioned are photo books including introductory essays. There is particularly one essay that I look forward to read: Towards a Phenomenology of Areal Photographic Art, written by Chan-fai Cheung himself. I will keep you posted.

Thank you, Chan-fai Cheung. I really look forward to reading and seeing your new book. Thanks for the nice gift. Signed and all.

© Knut Skjærven.

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This entry was posted on October 23, 2013 by in Books, People and tagged .

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