Located in Happy Valley, F11 Foto Museum occupies a three-storey Art Deco building on Yuk Sau Street lovingly restored to reveal its original grandeur. While retaining many of the building’s 80-year-old architectural features, the restoration artfully blends in elements of contemporary design. Equally passionate about photography and heritage conservation, Douglas So, a former corporate lawyer and executive director of one of the largest charities in Hong Kong, has transformed what was once a residential block into a state-of-the-art private museum dedicated to photography.
The museum hosts photo exhibitions periodically which can be viewed by appointment. It also showcases camera exhibitions, most notably Leica cameras from the Model A Anastigmat released in 1925 to the latest special Leica 100 commemorative cameras. The museum is also home to over 1,000 titles from the Magnum Book Collection, including many rare and signed first editions and maquettes.