OPEN Eco: Chan Hong Yui Clement, Hing Man Estate, Chai Wan, Hong Kong. from the series Z-Axis, 2014

Often portraying his diverse subject matter in ways that defy easy categorization, Chan has incorporated into his work elements of a variety of styles and methodologies, including the snapshot aesthetics, the Documentary-style, appropriation, digital manipulation, and lens-based experimentation.

One factor that has an impact on climate change in a city is perhaps urban expansion into rural areas. City planning/ landscaping largely determines a city’s sustainable future. Pictures from the series Z-Axis depict the type of multi-level urban design that is shaped by the hilly and mountainous terrain in Hong Kong. Looking into the Hong Kong urban landscape along the Z-Axis, one can gain more understanding of how the topographical factor impacts Hong Kong people’s habitation, and to what extent the land has been altered in an attempt to adapt to the natural environment.

Born in Hong Kong in 1992, Chan lives and works in Hong Kong. He received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, USA in 2015, and an MFA from City University of Hong Kong’s School of Creative Media in 2018. His work has been shown in photo festivals and exhibitions throughout the world, and in institutions including the Benaki Museum, Athens, Vermont Center for Photography, Perth Centre for Photography, and Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.


Photo Fringe invited artists to propose a single image to engage audiences and help us imagine a greener, fairer world. Artists were asked to respond to the question “How can photography make a difference to the climate crisis?"

The resulting outdoor exhibition of selected images by twenty artists can be found on Worthing seafront until the end of April 2023.

Sponsored by Metro Imaging Ltd with funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Fund and Worthing Borough Council.