Searching for Poon  尋找潘  traces my grandmother's steps from mainland China into Hong Kong, searching and imagining her past in present-day Hong Kong.

2020 - Ongoing

Poon, my grandmother, cannot remember her past.

I can only infer based on early memories of her and the stories which my relatives and parents have told me.

Old family photos and documents left behind become objective clues of her life. I use them to search and trace her past, creating an imagined narrative formed around the fragments of her life. The objective reality of her life and my remembrance converge into a single narrative that intertwine with personal memories and broader histories of Hong Kong.

These series of images become doorways to remembering and imagining the forgotten past where the boundaries between memory, fiction, and reality are blurred.

Fujifilm GFX Challenge Grant Program, 2021 

Regional Grant Award 


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