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“The photograph is a message more than a mirror, and the man a messenger who happens to be a photographer.”

Minor White

Welcome to this website and enjoy exploring it.

The site has Edward Stokes’ work covering almost forty years – from his initial years as a photographer and writer in Australia, to now publishing photos of Hong Kong and Asia for The Photographic Heritage Foundation.


Photography and writing, and since 1998 publishing books and curating exhibitions, have been Ed Stokes’ lodestars. For those contemplating creative work, especially in photography or the visual arts, he hopes that his work will encourage your own creative journey. 

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Explore Edward Stokes’ Photos, Publications And Exhibitions

Edward Stokes' journey

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Photographic publications

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Making books

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Curating exhibitions

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Edward Stokes is an Australian photographer, writer, publisher, and curator. He grew up in Hong Kong and returned there in 1993. In recent years his key interest has been the photographic history of Asia.


Edward’s many books about Hong Kong and Australia have been widely praised for blending photos with illuminating historical texts. Since 2008, he has been the Founder and Publisher of The Photographic Heritage Foundation. Ed was educated in Hong Kong, and at the Royal Australian Naval College, followed by reading Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford.

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