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HKFP Lens: Artist Chan Dick’s award-winning ‘Chai Wan Fire Station’ series

Hong Kong photographer Chan Dick’s “Chai Wan Fire Station” series has won him the first prize at the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2015, as well as the Tokyo International Foto Awards in 2016.

The series explores firefighters’ everyday life from a very particular point of view.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

“It so happened that the bathroom window of my workshop looked right over Chai Wan Fire Station, and offered a vantage point for an omniscient view of whatever was going on down there: assemblies, washing up fire engines, pupils’ visits, volleyball games,” Chan said.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

“That tiny window opened a brand new chapter of a curious journey,” he added.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

The series will be exhibited at Novalis Art Design Gallery, G/F, 5 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai between May 10 and May 31.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

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Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

Chai Wan Fire Station

Chai Wan Fire Station. Photo: Chan Dick, courtesy Novalis Gallery.

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HKFP Lens: Artist Chan Dick's award-winning 'Chai Wan Fire Station' series