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    Photography

Photography

Photography is a vital source of historical information and the view through a camera lens adds true details to people, fashions, scenes and objects in a way that an artist, however talented, cannot. The history of Hong Kong, from tiny trading post to international maritime centre with its famous skyline, is well documented in photographs.

The Hong Kong Maritime Museum's photographic collection ranges from pictures of the first commercially produced prints of the mid-nineteenth century to modern computerized digital images.