Category Exhibitions/Talks

Best of exhibition 2022 “Light Catchers – 40 years of creating images”


Cathay Camera Club celebrated its 40th anniversary with a celebratory “Light Catchers” annual exhibition at Hong Kong Cultural Centre. 

A big thank you to this year’s 24 participating artists – stunning works as always!

Also thank you to all who attended and celebrated with us! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

The votes have been counted (a whooping 500+ viewers) and the results are, in reverse order…..

[drum roll]…..

In third place was Mary Dimitropoulou’s image  “Basket Case” with a total of 43 votes

In second place was Divya Umesh’s image  “Portrait” with a total of 53 votes

And in first place  Ayesha Curate’s  image “Mongolian horseback rider”  with a total of 96 votes

Exhibition Summary Oct 2020

Cathay Camera Club hosted  its annual photographic exhibition in Hong Kong Cultural Centre, during which, members showed their work to the public.

For the year 2020, Club members  presented  their images on the theme of “MY HONG KONG – A personal perspective”.

Exhibited photographs  included  examples of portraiture, landscape, street photography in both color and black & white formats.

Participating artists:

Andrea Bartolucci, Bharat Khemlani, Brandon Yoon,
Ewa Wilkinson, Henk Jan Pomstra, Ivanna Vivcharyk,
Jeremiah Palmerston, Jeremy H Greenberg, Leo Zank,
Mary Dimitropoulou, Mike Epstein, Mingi Pither,
Mohammed Eldeeb, Phil Pither,  Si Hung Ha (SH),
Valentina Kazanslaya, William Tam, Zoltan Fodor.



All three days of the exhibition were very busy with a few thousands of visitors. It was lovely for the members to be able to share their work with their friends and family, and we were all happy to welcome some of our past Guest Judges –  Robert Ferguson, founder of “Wild creatures Hong Kong” being one of them.

Here are some of the voters’ comments :

Photography can touch the heart ! 

There are many good ones, it was really difficult to choose! 

Wonderful. Very interesting. Great work. Fantastic. Great talents. 

Amazing photos. Simple but amazing.Great variety of styles!

Thanks for opening it to the public and for making it free ! 

Every photo has a meaning and every photo has a soul. 

It is good to see different sides of HK from the photographers,-those impress me.

From the exhibition can be learn a lot 

It is a great initiative to see photography in different perspectives and age groups. All the best to everyone. 

Almost impossible to select the best from among work of such high quality. 

Really appreciate the exhibition as a whole.

I picked the views that can be taken in HK only for the uniqueness 

My favourite ( photo ) one had such symmetry and history expressed with simplicity 

Very impressive photo exhibition with high quality professional standards! 

Was joyful being here, excited to see some more. 

All pictures are very nice, it’s hard to pick my top 3. Thanks for launching this awesome exhibition,  especially that all photos taken in HK 

Every display was awesome, an insight into the artist’s mind and eyes and discovering beauty that lies within. 

Discovered the other side of HK. Very attractive ! 

It is difficult for me to choose three favourite images, because all images are great! 

Thanks for the chance that I enjoy HK images 

Just look forward for more extraordinary photos 

Thank you for sharing the photos about HK and shown the peaceful HK 

The light, expression and the focus of pictures are visible 

Great variety of photos and perspectives! 

All photos are high standard. It is difficult to pick the favourite one!

Excellent ! Mesmerising! Great show! Amazing job !

La premier de tres bien 


Comments from past members of the club:  

Good work colleagues ! 


Great exhibition, excellent images! 

former member John Meldrum


Public vote: At the end of the exhibition, all votes were counted by the committee.

This year the exhibition had a whopping number of visitors and voters – more than 600 people voted for the club’s photos!

The top-5 as voted from the public is as per below:

5th place: “Crystal Clear Waters” by Bharat  Khemlani


4th place: “Multiple Exposures Central” by Andrea Bartolucci


3rd Place: “Buddha Quarantine” by Leo Zank


2nd place: “Super Moon” by Mary Dimitropoulou

1st place: “Mountains High Valleys Low” by Bharat Khemlani

“My HONG KONG – A personal perspective”, was also featured in Press:

Hong Kong Free Press

Sassy hong kong


Sassy Mama

Best of exhibition 2019

Our annual exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre is over. 26 Members exhibited a wonderful selection of images on the theme of “Simply Hong Kong”. As usual we asked members of the public who visited the exhibition to vote for their favourite images. The votes have been counted and the results are, in reverse order…..

[drum roll]…..

In third place was Brandon Yoon’s image “Respect” with a total of 33 votes

In second place was Leonid Kazanskiy’s “February Sky” with a total of 51 votes

An in first place Olga Mihova’s image “Trapped” (shown above) with a total of 84 votes

Movember Men Exhibition.

Cathay Camera Club is delighted to be teaming up with Operetta and Movember Foundation Hong Kong in support of men’s health awareness. From the 18th until the 25th of November, Operetta will host a photography exhibition titled “Movember men”, with 40 images from Club members available for sale to the public. A charity sale and lucky draw will take place on the 25th of November. Proceeds will go to Movember Foundation Hong Kong, an international organization addressing men’s health issues.

Exhibited photographs will include examples of studio and environmental portraits and street photography in black & white format, all relevant to “Movember” theme. Visitors are welcome to come to the exhibition in support of a great cause.

Exhibition Date & Venue

Dates: 18-25 November 2017
Venue: Operetta, Shop 112 – Level 1, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

About Cathay Camera Club:

Cathay Camera Club is a Hong Kong based photography Club, established in 1982. The Club brings together Hong Kong based photographers of all skill levels and nationalities who are keen to develop their proficiency and techniques in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

About Movember Foundation Hong Kong:

The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity. The Foundation raises funds that deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that allow men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.
In addition to tackling key physical health issues faced by men, the Foundation is committed to encouraging men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected, becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives.

For more information about Movember Foundation Hong Kong:

About Operetta Hong Kong:

Operetta, located in the premier shopping mall Pacific Place, Admiralty, pays tribute to the genuine Italian hospitality, identity and culture. The menu showcases the flavours of traditional home cooking inspired by specialties of each of Italy’s region and led by the seasons. While the drinks program offers a glimpse of the Italian bar culture where guests can enjoy a comprehensive array of premium wines and signature cocktails.

For more information about Operetta:

Participating artists:
Dan Maçeski, David Miller, Frank Zschieschang, Gary Jones, Gillian Mee, Henk Jan Pomstra, Idalina Silva, Ivanna Vivcharyk, Ivy Mak, Jeff Mein Smith, Mary Dimitropoulou, Rudmer Hoekstra, Sabrina Wen, Supreet Kaur