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How Would You Define Yourself?

Kasper Forest

Kasper Forest

Hong Kong Photographer

Kasper Forest, is a curious Hong Kong photographer who started becoming obsessed with this medium since 2011, and got taken by street photography in 2016. In the same year he started a 10 years documentary - #ConflictHongKong, for which he captures the minorities living in the city.

Kasper creates the #ConflictHongKong Project to express the many dilemmas face by the modern Hong Kong society. He was born in the city during the 80’s. One of the dilemmas he often experiences in the city is that people adopt identity as Hong Kongers, refused to be called Chinese. Even though that everybody is ethnically Chinese after all. Such contradiction demonstrates a sense of confusion and anxiety about the future.

Kasper would like to use the camera to record such type of oxymorons he finds within the city. For example, Hong Kong being one of the wealthiest cities in Asia, yet there are many homeless people on the street. Even though the city claims to be a modern metropolis, there are serious discrimination against homosexuality and ethnic minorities. He utilizes these marginalised people as the topic of his artistic creation. He wants to use photography as a mean to capture such “dark” and yet important topics within the city.

Activities & Exhibitions

  • Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2021 (Hong Kong)
  • Head On Photo Festival 2020 (Sydney)
  • +VE/-VE Exhibtion 2020 (Hong Kong)
  • Silent City Exhibtion 2020 (Rome)
  • Minghsin Art photo exhibition 2020 (Taipei)
  • Art Next Expo 2019(Hong Kong)
  • Art Next Expo - International Artists Gold Award
  • “Embracing Conflicts and Minorities in Photography” (Hong Kong) (Co-Presented Opera Gallery HK and HKAGA)
  • Leevan Art Fair 2019 (Shenzhen)
  • CultureFest 2018 -Group Exhibition “Immediate Sextuality”(Hong Kong)
  • Featured Artist at Bamboo Scenes, 2018-2020 (Hong Kong)
  • Dali International Photography Exhibition 2017 (CHINA)
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