My first exhibition of 2015: ‘Connection’, at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in conjunction with Chun Wo Development

MING X ChunWo_Poster_A4 I am very pleased to announce my first exhibition of 2015, in partnership with Chun Wo Development of Hong Kong: Connection. The theme is “constructing bonds to improve life”, and it features a body of work that is largely documentary in nature which celebrates the efforts and labours of the workers who create the places in which we as people live and work. They are more than buildings or roads; they are enablers that bring people together and provide a conducive environment to build relationships with others – the connection. It features my work on 102 large canvas prints made by printmaster Wesley Wong, some of which are up to 6x9ft in size, together with a special contribution by fellow photographer and company chairman Derrick Pang. The purpose of the exhibition is both a showcase as well as a charitable effort in support of LifeWire, Chun Wo’s children’s medical foundation, and the Hong Kong Construction Workers’ Charity Fund. There will be a charity auction of one-off signed prints during the opening night, and individuals or organisations may sponsor a print (please contact me for details). The exhibition will run from 11-17 June at the Pao Galleries, 4/5th fl, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai. I will be in attendance for most of the days, so if you’re around, please drop by and say hello! MT


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  1. Bravo Ming. Came by this afternoon – you were probably answering e-mails on your laptop so did not want to bother you.
    The prints are great and it is a strange feeling to see my building on your pictures 🙂 I am literally above the highway construction site….
    Loved the connection picture and your B&Ws prints – those are really well balanced.
    Finally thanks for the Q pictures – so cool to see Wanchai through your glass.
    All the best

    • Sorry I missed you. I was probably guiding a tour – we were back to back with four sessions from 2pm actually.

      Glad you enjoyed the show!

  2. Brendon says:

    Hi Ming
    I dropped by the exhibition today but probably at the worst timing. They company was holding the opening ceremony and I could hardly reach you. I was given a number plate for use in the photo auction!
    Anyway, nice to see you live with a distance. Enjoy your trip in Hong Kong.

    • Thanks for coming anyway – tomorrow and Sunday will be quieter except for VIP tours 2-4. Sorry I couldn’t say hi!

      • Thanks for the reply. Weekdays will be better as my office is just around the corner and I can just drop by after work. Hope you don’t mind the tightly packed PR schedule. Wish you a successful exhibition in Hong Kong.

  3. DynaSynergy says:

    Congrats !
    Any chance of an exhibit here too in Singapore in the future ?
    Would love to meet you & buy you lunch too !

  4. Craig Weinlein says:


    Greetings from Phoenix, Arizona! I am a fan of your work and I very much enjoy and appreciate your website. It turns out I will be in Hong Kong for the first two days of your exhibition and I intend to stop by and say hello.



  5. Congratulations Ming on your exhibition it is well deserved and I hope it is a huge success for you.

  6. Mauricio Ardila says:

    Congratulations and best wishes, I will love to attend but, unfortunatelly, I am at the other side of the world…

  7. Jorge Balarin. says:

    Congratulations Ming !!

  8. Michael Leung says:

    Congratulations MT. Looking forward to meeting you in person in HK.

  9. Daniel Boyd says:

    Here’s hoping you have a show in Silicon Valley USA. San Francisco is an artsy kind of town (or at least they like to think) so they should welcome the idea! Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View are all up to this kind type of exhibition Ming.

  10. Congrats Ming Thein!

  11. Brendon says:

    Great to hear that Ming! I will definitely pay you a visit. I have been following your website for some time and have learnt an awful lot. Let me buy you a drink in return while you are in HK!

  12. Congratulations! I second the post asking for images of the show! I’m sure the images displayed are outstanding and I wish I could see them in person!

  13. Congratulations Ming! Will you be able to share some of the images after the show for those of us unable to attend?


  14. Lucy march says:

    Way to go, Ming! I always like your industrial images and I’m sure that the good citizens of Hong Kong will too.

  15. Great! Congrats! Will come by!

  16. Great! I hope you’ll provide some views of the exhibition here. Can’t quite budget the fare to Hong Kong.

    Actually, now that I think about it, video of the exhibition — including a bit of schmoozing with the board of directors at the opening reception, then following public attendees around with over-the-shoulder point of view and reaction shots, plus some of the images intercut as stills — could make a good promotional piece. Edit it one way for your use, another for Chun Wo. Make the second a source of revenue or make it a gift.

    • I’ll have some stills of the installation, but there’s no way I’d be able to be in it and video it without hiring somebody. Perhaps that’s already in their plan though…

  17. John Weeks says:

    Best of success Ming!!

  18. Those large scale prints will surely make an impressive show. May it lead you to even greater exposure and success!

  19. I will definitely visit, sounds great! Can you let us know which days you will be there?

  20. Gerner says:

    Bravo Ming. Wish you all success with this one 🙂

  21. Huge congratulations….have a great time, and make some connections! (see what I did there?!)

  22. Let us know when the exhibition site will be up, we would love to see the pictures even when not in HK !

  23. William Rounds says:

    I wish I could be there. I would love to see your prints.

  24. Congratulations Ming!!! Very well deserved. – Eric


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