MegafaunaMegafauna
Lumenvisum
Asia One
Edited by Tse Ming-Chong
English, Chinese

 

Hardcover with dust jacket
168 pages
26.4 cm x 26.4 cm
2009
ISBN 978-988-17998-6

 

“Megafauna” is a term used by archaeologists and biologists to describe large mammals weighing more than 45 kg. We, human beings, are a possible member group of “megafauna”. Unlike other species that look for a stable environment for their existence, we have an impulsion to modify the surroundings, and this has destroyed our intimacy with the nature. Today, we find our homes and workplaces in skyscrapers. We take up a life style that changes at high speed. We have made our time a “mega era”—an era when things disappear before we understand and remember them. In this book, four local photographers, the co-founders of Lumenvisum, have tried to record and re-discover the changing faces of our city with photography. They have attempted to explore the relationship between a “megafauna” species and a place called Hong Kong. Their compelling images call for our reflection on this particular moment of time in the “mega era” we have made.

About the Artists:
Lumenvisum is a non-profit art organisation dedicated to the promotion of photography. Founded by four veteran photographers in 2007, it is a platform for cultural exchange, educational outreach, sharing of resources and building of knowledge. The photographers featured in this book are Chan Kwong YuenRaymond ChanTse Ming Chong and Leon Suen.
Artist Website

About the Publishers:
Asia One is a fine art publishing house established in 2007. It is based in Hong Kong.
Website Link

Book Materials and Specifications:
Square hardcover book with dust jacket – the cover underneath is black with the title, artist and publisher’s name in English, printed white. Stitched perfect binding technique used, with glued down end covers. Plate sizes in this book range from square 2.5″ x 2.5″ plates to 20.5″ x 10.3″ plates with full bleed.

Further Reading:
Information and photographs from the exhibition

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