Launched in 2016, Insights, is an initiative which focuses on a particular theme or an important moment in the development of photography. Each year PHOTOFAIRS commissions a new curator to offer a new perspective on the exhibition.
In 2019, PHOTOFAIRS has commissioned Para Site (Hong Kong) Asia’s leading contemporary art centre, to curate a topical exhibition for Insights. “Fieldwork” was created by Deputy Director Claire Shea, drawing from a wide network of established and emerging artists from East and South East Asia to explore photography's role in shaping our history and perceptions. The exhibition studied the contemporary power of the medium to re-examine those histories and shed light on points of view that were previously overlooked. This was particularly pertinent in light of today’s state of current affairs.
This followed hot on the heels of the 2018 thought-provoking and critically acclaimed Insights exhibition “The Same But Also Changed”, curated by Victor Wang based on the 1988 censored exhibition.