The Cultural Affairs Bureau organizes a book launch ceremony of Picturesque Beauty of the Landscape - Aerial Photographs of Macao by Chan Hin Ioand aerial video sharing on Thursday, 6 April, at 6:30pm, at Jao Tsung-I Academy. The ceremony and sharing session are open to the public.
Through aerial photography technology, the author of Picturesque Beauty of the Landscape, Chan Hin Io, captures a rich variety of Macao’s landscape from high altitude, including buildings, festivities, bridges, construction projects, among others, offering a distinctive composition and revealing the urban development and the city’s street network from new perspectives. While taking photographs, Chan Hin Io shot a video at high altitude in order to allow the public to experience the process of aerial photography and feel the beauty of a view that merges sky and landscape. This video will be screened at the book launch ceremony, offering the public a different visual experience.
Chan Hin Io is a senior photographer nationwide and a renowned Macao photographer. In recent years, he has been devoted to capturing Macao’s customs as well as the city’s landscape, collecting several photography awards. Among his published works are The Neighbourhood of Macao – Documentary Photographs by Chan Hin Io, Memories of the Old Crafts and Trades in Macao and Where the World Heritage Shines – Photographs of the Historic Centre of Macao. Among these, Where the World Heritage Shines, published by the Cultural Affairs Bureau in 2015, is a photography album that take photographs of the Historic Centre of Macao as theme, revealing the beauty and exuberant vitality of the world heritage buildings. The album has been highly sought after since it was launched and was already sold out; a revised edition will now be released and published at the same time with Picturesque Beauty of the Landscape.
Each volume of Picturesque Beauty of the Landscape - Aerial Photographs of Macao by Chan Hin Io is priced at MOP120, and each volume of Where the World Heritage Shines – Photographs of the Historic Centre of Macao (revised edition) is priced at MOP150. During the book launch ceremony, a limited number of books with the author Chan Hin Io’s signature will be available for purchase at a discounted price; interested parties can purchase at the Jao Tsung-I Academy. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Chan, staff member of IC, through tel. no. 8598 6712, during office hours.View gallery