The themes of Man’s work stem from his personal experience with dual-cultural identities, as well as an acute awareness of the shared history between the UK, Hong Kong and mainland China. Striving to explore the idea of Britishness and the collective identity of the Hong Kong people as a way come to terms with his own sense of displacement, he also embraces the heightened sensibilities that come with being a stranger in one’s country, both native and adopted.
Man’s project The Isle of Wight Analogy was selected by Tate curator Shoair Mavlian for Source Graduate Photography and by Eikoh Hosoe for K*MoPA Young Portfolio. His work Close to Home was showcased at LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival in 2017.
Man was nominated for the Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award and commended at the ESPY Award. His work are in the collection of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (UK) and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan).