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Almond Chu
Cyril Delettre
Zeng Nian

Asian Encounters

5 May 2022 - 21 May 2022



La Galerie Paris 1839 is delighted to present ASIAN ENCOUNTERS, an exhibition showing multiples series of photographic works by Asian artists Almond Chu, Zeng Nian, and French artist Cyril Delettre.


Almond Chu was born and lives in HK. Graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography, he sets up his own studio in 1993 and works on art and commercial projects.

He has been invited to exhibit his work in various countries such as Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, USA, Canada, Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Besides, his work has been featured in numerous international publications.

Cyril Delettre is a French artist specialising in photography and videography. His work is a balance between documentary and art.

Hong Kong has inspired him the following series: How To See The Light… Walk the dog, Eclosions HK, After Midnight, Afternoon, Rythmes, Walk Don’t Walk, and Wild City.

In 2014, Cyril Delettre and Marie-Florence Gros moved to Hong Kong, where they are based now, and founded La Galerie Paris 1839, an art gallery dedicated to photography.

His other photography series include Vibrations, Om, NYC, Eclosions, Impressions, Travelling, and Square Noir.

Zeng Nian was born in 1954 in Jiangsu province, China. His father was a professor of painting at the Fine Arts Institute of Nanjing, and his mother was a pharmacist.

During the Cultural Revolution, Zeng Nian was forced to give up his studies. Subsequently, he discovered photography, and began making his first images on his own. In 1971, he was assigned to work as a sailor in the port of Nanjing. Recognised for his skills in photography, he was asked to create a photo-diary of his work unit. During this time, Zeng also taught himself how to paint.

In 1985, he began to publish his photos in various magazines. In 1990, Zeng moved to Cachan, France, where he had lived ever since. He joined Contact Press Images as a photojournalist, and later GAMMA Agency in 2000. His photos were published in magazines such as Paris Match, Le Figaro, Géo France and Germany, New York Times Magazine, The Independent, and the French edition of National Geographic Magazine.


5 May 2022
21 May 2022
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La Galerie Paris 1839
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