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KWAN Pun Leung關本良

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KWAN Pun-leung, a Hong Kong visual media veteran, is Technical Art graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and sociology graduate of the Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He began his career as a photographer in culture magazines and independent music scene. In 1994, Kwan was committed by the 1st International Arts Festival Brussels to produce a photo-reportage about Hong Kong. In the same year, he was awarded the Afga 94 Young Photographer5 Award. He made his motion picture debut in 1997, as director of photography on the acclaimed Asian director Stanley Kwan’s Hold you Tight. The film was awarded the Afred Bauer Prize at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. Kwan was also the director of photography on Stanley Kwan’s The Island Tales, Ip Kam-hung’s Lavender, Ann Hui’s July Rhapsody, Wong Kar-wai’s film In the Mood For Love, and the National Geographic documentary Two Way Tea Journey. Kwan also co-directed with Amos Lee Bueno’s Aires Zero Degree: The making of Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together. In 2001, he became the Senior Lecturer in Cinematography of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.