嚐樂

方家揚、李少玉攝影作品展

Taste the happiness

Keith Fong & Odia Lei's photo exhibition

以初心嚐樂

生活在消費主義大行其道的都市,我們的起心動念都與物質有關,甚至連我們所認知的快樂,也只不過是和欲望或物質掛鉤的聯繫匯率,把它包裝成美好的樣子,為的只是更好地推銷出去。當每個“快樂”的程序完成後,我們再開啟下一個,循環不息,不亦“樂”乎。

無論這個“快樂方程式”的設計是多麼的精密,也總有一些脫軌的人。攝影師方家揚是一名土生土長的香港人,但這個人口稠密而節奏急速的商業城市總是給他混亂而匆忙的感覺,他發現商業都市中每個人每天過著公式化的生活,像齒輪一樣令城市這部機器轉動不息。他不甘亦不願當一個默默無聞的齒輪,這讓他一次又一次踏上旅途。在一次緬甸的旅程中, 家揚發現這個國度的獨特之處 —— 混亂與和諧竟可共存。 攝影師的鏡頭為我們凝固了一首首精煉而隽永的叙事詩:在黑暗的街頭收攤回家路上的父女、車站上惜別依依的情侣、在寺廟窗前和衣酣睡的過客,身上繾綣著透窗而進縷縷陽光⋯⋯他們似乎身無長物,有的更可能被壓在生活重擔之下,但他們的身上散發出來的安祥又柔和的氣息,這正是已在浮躁和焦慮都市中不再復見的最美風景線。

來自澳門的李少玉,是自由攝影工作者,一直以來都十分關注山區貧困學生。本次展出的作品是她在尼泊爾山區時當義工而拍攝的。看著作品的背景,是出生在富裕地區的人們無法想像的貧瘠,當看到一張張開懷的笑臉,尤其是習慣了以物質為快樂支撐點的我們更加困惑,村民們暢快的笑意究竟從何而來?

看著兩位攝影師的作品,我不禁想起余華在《活著》裡的句子:人是為活著本身而活著,而不是為了活著之外的任何事物所活著。我真的不知道究竟有多少人能為活著本身而活著,又有多少人要極力地活出別人喜歡的樣子,無論你是前者還是後者,請在《嚐樂》中挑出一張最近你心的作品,好好回甘那份專屬於你的快樂原味,那怕只是一剎那。

策展人
何仲儀

Taste the Happiness with Our Very Beginning Mind

Living in a city where consumerism is badly prevalent, what gets us excited appears to be relating to materials. Even the happiness we once knew is now re-defined or measured by our material desires and it has been objectified as a product that needs a beautiful packaging image in order to better convince people that is happiness. When we finish purchasing one ‘happiness,’we would move on to another, and that becomes an endless cycle.

No matter how this new definition of happiness is well calculated, there are always some exceptions. Keith Fong Ka Yeung is a Hong Kong photographer. Hong Kong is his home but this densely populated, fast-paced and highly commercialised city always gives him a constant feeling of chaos and haste. He also becomes aware that everyone in this city has been in a rat race for most of his or her life, and yet we have to keep working hard as if we were part of the gear or wheels in a machine that never allows us to stop working. That just makes Keith feel suffocated and he wants a change, thusly he starts to do something new and embarks on a new journey. In his trip to Myanmar, Keith discovered the uniqueness of this country through the lens – chaos and harmony can coexist. Keith’s camera has captured the refined, timeless and poetic moments that tell many soul-touching stories: a vender on the way home with his daughter traversing along the dark roads, last love farewell couple at train station, passengers sleeping in the temple and the soft sunlight coming through the windows… All of them might not have a lot of material possessions and some even have to deal with the burden of their lives, but you could still find a sense of quietness and calm from their friendly faces. And that is the most beautiful thing you could hardly see from the hustle city we are living in.

Odia Lei is a freelance photographer from Macau, who has always been concerned about the poor students from the mountain and rural areas. The exhibiting photos were taken when she volunteered in the mountains of Nepal. The stories of poverty behind the photos are beyond the imagination of those who are from the rich and urban cities. Whilst looking at their smiley faces, we would be probably quite confused because if happiness is really defined by our material desire, what actually make the villagers smile?

Looking at the works of the two photographers, I can't help but think of the quote from Chinese novelist Yu Hua's To Live: People are here to live for life, instead of living for the objects that does not matter to life. I don’t really know how many people can live for life and how many people would strive to live to please others. Whether you choose the former or the latter, please pick one photo that reveals how you think from the exhibition, trying to recall your very beginning mind and remember that smile even if it just only for one second.

Curator
Joey Ho Chong I

李少玉 Odia Lei


澳門自由攝影工作者。從事攝影工作約六年時間,大部份時間擔任澳門活動項目或婚禮攝影師;另一身份則是澳門樂善會理事長和澳門長者協會理事,主要幫助江西贑州山區貧困學生及關心本地獨居長者生活,希望用自己的專業回饋社會。


Odia is a Macao freelance photographer in practice for about six years, with most of her time dedicated to working as event or wedding photographer in Macao. Being also president of the Association of Macau Lok Sin and director of the Elderly Association of Macau, she is committed to helping poor students in the mountainous areas of Ganzhou, Jiangxi, and caring for local seniors who live alone, for she hopes to reward the society with her professional know-how.

開幕 Opening:7/9 4pm
展期 Extension period:8/9 – 28/9/2019
開放時間:中午十二時至晚上七時(逢星期三休館)
Opening Hours : noon - 7:00pm (except on Wednesday)
At Light——澳門卑第圍1號地下
At Light – Pátio do Padre Narciso nº 1, R/C, Macau

免費入場 Free Admission
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主辦 Organizer:弘藝峰創作社 Arts Empowering Lab
贊助 sponsor:文化局 Instituto Cultural
場地贊助 Venue sponsor:At Light

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開幕相片 |Opening photos :

https://www.aelart.com/post/taste-the-happiness

​媒體報導 |News report:

澳門日報,2019/9/24,C08版,視覺。看快樂 ——方家揚、李少玉攝影作品展,阿潺。

http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2019-09/24/content_1383613.htm

澳門人澳門事,第2092集 《嚐樂》攝影作品展,2019-09-19
https://www.tdm.com.mo/c_video/play_video.php?id=45598

 

尋找快樂的原點“嚐樂——方家揚、李少玉攝影作品展”

Miguel揚 澳門文創報,2019/09

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/r0vgV12_pKx1fFePgaTOiA?fbclid=IwAR2SStb1CV-u1gP3xr31vtL4Al8941CJCa6pl6nt0nmW-p-G5DuSrSR9Vw8

方家揚李少玉攝影展開幕,澳門日報,2019年9月8日,B09版

http://www.macaodaily.com/html/2019-09/08/content_1380098.htm

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