Hong Kong-based Filipino photographer Xyza Bacani, recently awarded with Magnum Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights in New York, is going to hold a solo exhibition at The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival (www.thescriptroad.org). Slices of Life is scheduled to open on March 22nd, at the Macau Old Court Building, 3pm. The exhibition is part of The Script Road official programme, running from March 19t h to 29t h and featuring literary talks and workshops, visual arts exhibitions, film screenings and live music concerts.
This is Bacani’s debut exhibition in Macau and the first one since she received international coverage on The New York Times Lens Blog, CNN and many other media for her work and life story. Working as a Domestic Worker in Hong Kong as her day job, she aspires to be a photojournalist and documents the life of her fellow workers in Hong Kong. She covered Occupy Hong Kong and shoots mainly street photography.
This series of 15 photographs in black & white depict scenes of Hong Kong streets, capturing moments of love and loneliness. “They say solitude is a gift and finding someone whose heart beat the same rhythm as yours is priceless. They say both are fine and sometimes you need both in this life. I always wonder the difference of love and loneliness when I enjoy both. This collection of street images is about the contrast of love and loneliness in human’s life”, says Xyza Bacani.
Slices of Life will be showing from March 22 to April 7 at the Macau Old Court Building, right at the city Centre (Avenida da Praia Grande).