楊德銘《Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir》簽名本
《Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir》是一本對香港警察採取另類方式觀察的攝影集。香港人稱警察先生為「阿Sir」，而警察女士則叫「Madam」，這是英國殖民地留下來的傳統。攝影記者出身的香港藝術家楊德銘，在本書中試圖拋開傳統的報導攝影語言，而採用其一貫的幽默手法，穿透警務人員既有的階級和權力形象，透過其敏銳的觀察與劇場般地現實捕捉，展現香港警察較少見的影像敍事和表現形態。
It is a campaign to publish a photo book about Hong Kong Police Force. Hong Kong photographer Paul Yeung tries to challenge the routine of traditional documentary. He adopts a humorous and distant point of views to penetrate the deeply-rooted superiority and authority image of the police, and reveal the less-known side of them, in order to raise a thinking about the essence and meaning of the profession. A British colonial legacy, Hongkongers usually address policemen as “Ah Sir” and policewomen as “Madam”. This form of address is not only a sign of respect but also subordination. Through his lenses, Yeung hopes to reveal the less-known side of the police in narrative and aesthetics, beyond that deeply-rooted image and notion of superiority and authority.
Paul Yeung is an award-winning Hong Kong-based photo journalist and editor. He graduated with a BA of Journalism and Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2000 and a MA in Image and Communication (Photography) from Goldsmiths College, London in 2011. He worked for Reuters and Hong Kong Economic Times; served as the chairman of Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (HKPPA); taught photojournalism part-time at his alma mater and the Chu Hai College of Higher Education. He has curated several exhibitions, and some of his works have been acquired by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.
《Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir》 | 楊德銘 | brownie publishing ltd. | 144頁 + 小冊子28頁 | 2017年1月初版 | 平裝 | 39 x 26 cm | 中、英文 | 限量1000本
Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir | by Paul Yeung | brownie publishing ltd. | 144 pages + 28 pages (extra handbook) | 1st Edition, Jan. 2017 | Softcover | 39 x 26 cm | Chinese/English | Limited edition of 1000