Solargraphy@HK: Sunpath Pinhole Recording

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formExhibitionArt in coproduction


The project Solargraphy was started by Finnish artist Tarja Trygg from 2002. Tarja Trygg used a film canister to make a small pin-hole camera to record the sun path. Because of her curiosity about how the tracks of the sun appeared around the world, it inspired her to send out small pin-hole cameras to friends around the world to obtain solargraphy images with sceneries from different latitudes. Up till now, she has collected more than 500 solargraphy images and has selected pictures to put on the website of the Solargraphy Gallery. With Tarja Trygg’s approval and support, local photography and cultural group KLACK Photography and Culture Magazine has organised a solargraphy workshop in August 2009, to collect solargraphy from the eighteen districts of Hong Kong. Participants from the eighteen districts each made the solargraphy pin-hole camera and then put in each person’s own district for about a month. The result was that they recorded the same solar and sky from different angles within Hong Kong. This exhibition will present KLACK Photography and Culture Magazine’s collection of solargraphy images, which were taken by workshop participants from different districts in Hong Kong, as well as images collected on web by Tarja Trygg from various spots in the world.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art

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