Vong Sek Kuan
Born in Macao, Vong Sek Kuan was the instructor for the ‘Course on black-and-white Photography and Photographic Development’ by The Macau Youth Association for Putonghua Promotion between 1969 and 1979. In 1980, he commenced his business in photographic development and equipment. Vong Sek Kuan is a member of the Macao SAR Government’s Committee of Cultural Industries, the director-general of the Creative Industries Promotion Association of St Lazarus Church District, as well as a consultant for the Macau Digital Photography Association.
Wong fell in love with photography in the early 1970's and started learning photography at the end of 70's. Before working in the media industry, Wong was fond of salon photography, dynamic and documentary photography. After working a journalist, he inclined more towards photojournalism, and focus on the actual situation happening in society and subject matter related to the street.
Ieong Man Pan
Chu Kim Po
Chu started photography in the 1960s and founded the second photography club in Macao in the 1970s (Macao Amateur Photographer Association). During this period, Chu commenced teaching various photography classes and trained many photography lovers. In the 1990s, he organized Association of Friends of Photography of Macao which is currently active. Chu has participated different exhibitions locally and overseas, which are hosted by the government and other provinces from mainland.
Chan Weng Hon
“After a year of self-taught photography and photo-developing, I accidentally became a reporter in 1980, I have worked in newspapers office, Television Station and government department. Though, I have never received any proper photography lessons, I have always just enjoyed capturing bits and pieces of moment with my camera.
1844 actively held different types of exhibitions, as well as photography workshops and courses, so as to improve the quality of mass culture and focus on contemporary photography.