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    Dustin Shum

  • Location: Hong Kong
    Nationality: Hong Kong
    Biography: Dustin Shum was born and currently lives in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Photographic Design.  A photojournalist for more than ten years, he now works... read on

BLOCKS chosen as one of the best books in 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 | News

Much overwhelmed! Thanks to publisher Éanna de Fréine for selecting BLOCKS as one of the best books of 2016 for Photo-eye blog.


You can get a copy of this book here: http://store.thesaltyard.hk/collections/signed/products/blocks

Introducing "(Don't) Dare to Dream", an experimental 360 imagery series

Saturday, December 24, 2016 | News | Exhibitions

It's a pleasure for me to introduce my new experiemental series by using 360 photography entitled (Don't) Dare to Dream. The series is commisioned by Goethe-Institut Hongkong under the regional project "Data Dreams" initiated by the Goethe-Instituts in East Asia region,

With the use of an an inexpensive 360 degree camera. I superimpose some unknown mega-structures onto the actual scenes to create a surreal and imaginative representation of how these places will look like in the future.These images are not meant to be done in a photorealistic way. They are superimposing what is the ambiguous hybrid of reality and the dreamlike illusion, offering viewers a sense of being in a chaotic labyrinth. 

If you happen to be in Hong Kong, the series is now exhibiting at Goethe-Institut Hongkong. The exhibitoon provides an immersive viewing experience with the help of VR goggles as well as a panoramic video projection derived from this series: https://www.goethe.de/ins/cn/en/sta/hon/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=20875391

Official website (best viewed in full screen with desktop compurers):

For a more mobile device friendly experience please visit my website: 

Wired featuring Speed Demon project

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | News

Big thanks to Wired for introducing my ongoing project Speed Demon which is about the high speed railway system of China. I focus on the living environment along the railways, showing how the system has changed people’s habitat and revealing the mindset of the authority behind this massive infrastructure project. 


BLOCKS featured in European Photography #99 Hong Kong Issue

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | News

It's a pleasure for me to have my series BLOCKS featured in European Photography, the biannual independent art magazine for contemporary photography. Also my works together with the other 13 photographers' works in this issue have been showcased in an exhibition organised by the magazine and local art group Lumenvisum. (http://www.lumenvisum.org/site/exhibition/hkcp2016_eng/)

A review by CNN Style: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/14/arts/hong-kong-contemporary-photography/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fedition_asia+(RSS%3A+CNNi+-+Asia)


BLOCKS featured in GUP Magazine website

Thursday, February 18, 2016 | News

I'm always a big fan of renouned Dutch photography magazine GUP. It's without question a great pleasure to have my works featured in their website!


Interview by World Photography Organisation

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | News

I'm very happy to be interviewed by Matthew Oxley of World Photography Organisation. It's a rare opportunity for me to express my view in photography. Thanks Matthew!

Hong Kong & Taiwan Showcase in Angkor Photo Festival 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Exhibitions

I'm very happy to be one of the 18 photographers from Hong Kong and Taiwan featured in a showcase projection in the upcoming Angkor Photo Festival in Cambodia, curated by amazing Invisible Photographer Asia.

"Themeless Parks" is included in "The Chinese Photobook" published by Aperture

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | News

It's been a great pleasure for me to learn that my 2008 photobook Themeless Parks is included in The Chinese Photobook edited by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. The book is published by Aperture which reveals for the first time the richness and diversity of photobook publishing in China, as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.

"Interest in Hong Kong Photography Remains Low"

Monday, June 8, 2015 | News

For those who may have interest in global photography scene, here is an article by Hong Kong art critic John Batten on the current status of Hong Kong photography. Also mentioned a bit about The Salt Yard, the art space deidcated photography I co-found, as well as "BLOCKS", the exhibition I staged last October.


My new website is here finally!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | News

Finally I have my website ready! It's a pleasure for me to be a part in the fotovisura community. And thanks for the help from Adriana and Graham over the course!

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