In the digital age of social media and instant uploads, it seems that photography, a relatively contemporary form of art, has become an inseparable part of our lives. Yet, it is much more than merely a way to document what we see and capture what we feel; photography is also a medium for young talents to cultivate their aesthetic sense and see the world from a new perspective. To promote aesthetic education on the campus, 10 Form 4 Visual Arts students joined the Through Our Eyes (TOE) Photography Education Programme. Funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and operated by kaitak, Centre for Research and Development of the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University, TOE offered a variety of activities ranging from studio and outdoor photography workshops to exhibitions and individual portfolio compilation. Our students picked the theme [她, ella, elle, hon, lei, она, she, sie, 그녀는, 彼女] – ten expressions for ‘her’ – for their self-portrait exhibition, hoping the audience would see the individuality in each of their productions. After weeks of hard work and exploration, a public exhibition was held from 1st to 14th May, 2018 at ACO (艺鵠), from which the young participants gained valuable advice on their works.
The series will be displayed at the School Hall from 16th to 18th May, 2018 as part of the Art and Book Exhibition coorganised by the Visual Arts Department and the School Library. A sharing will be held at 3:00p.m. on 17th May. Come and discover the unique and diversified facets of our young artists!