Menachem Kuchar
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a diverse city, which has changed greatly since my first visit in early 1976. On that visit I purchased my first SLR camera, a Canon EF with a 50mm f1.8 lens with a funny matched flash that calculated focal length by way of a ring which hooked into the outside of the front lens element. Since that time I have worked exclusively with Canon cameras.

I have returned to Hong Kong many times over the years. It has been interesting watching the city change, especially after the return of Hong Kong to Communist China in 1997.

The photographs I present here were taken on my last three trips to Hong Kong and Kowloon, in 2007, 2010 and 2012. I think they show some changes in my photographic style, and show the same places from different angles.

I hope you enjoy these collections.

Hong Kong, 2012

Hong Kong, 2010

Hong Kong, 2007


I visited China three times during 2012. The first trip was for three weeks in June and July, and took me to Szechuan province (specifically the city of Chengdu, Mt Emei and Leshan), Kaifeng, Xi-An and Beijing. The next two trips, in October, were shorter, the first to Beijing, including an arduous climb on the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, and second for three days in and around Shanghai, including some of the water towns.

Jill and I revisited China again in June 2013. We started, for something like our tenth visit, in Hong Kong, including, for the first time, a day visit to the former Portuguese colony of Macau. The Shanghai and across the south including Tibet.

June, 2013

Li Jiang, Yunnan Province, June 2013

Shangri-la, Yunnan Province, June 2013

Longji Terraced Rice Paddies, June 2013


Chengdu, June 2012

Mount Emei and Leshan, June 2012

The Great Wall

The Great Wall at Badaling, July 2012

The Great Wall at Mutianyu, October 2012

Beijing, July 2012

The Shanghai Ghetto, October 2012
Thousands of European Jews poured into Japanese controlled Shanghai and lived in a tightly controlled, crowded ghetto.

Shanghai Water Towns, October 2012

China on the Move

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