Greg Girard is a well respected Canadian photographer, whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia's largest cities for over 30 years. He is the co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City, the definitive record of Hong Kong's infamous Kowloon Walled City, and its updated re- release City of Darkness Revisited.Read More
To date he has published 7 books in addition to the above cult classics, such as HK:PM and Tokyo-Yokosuka 1976-1983. Magenta's Phantom Shanghai, now in its 3rd edition of printing and listed as one of the top 10 photography books of all time by The Independent, (UK). Greg Girard's photos have been featured in National Geographic, TIME, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The National Post, The Star, and numerous other publications. Girard's work has been exhibited at the International Centre for Photography (New York), PM Gallery (London, UK), the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Yixian International Photo Festival (China), and numerous other venues.
Text courtesy Blue Lotus Gallery.
Since Beijing-based UCCA Center for Contemporary Art announced a new satellite museum in 2019, the opening of UCCA Edge in Shanghai has been hotly anticipated.
The exhibition is a who's who of the city's artists, with some surprising international inclusions.