The Arts

Douglas So

Douglas So

F11 Foto Museum founder Douglas So is a dedicated promoter of the public good


A corporate lawyer by training, Douglas So also has a passion for photography and heritage conservation that has led him to become the founder and director of F11 Foto Museum, the first private photography museum in Hong Kong. Established in 2014, it occupies a beautifully renovated 1930s Art Deco listed building in Happy Valley, where two floors are set aside for photo exhibitions, and the rest given over to rare camera equipment and a collection of about 1,500 photo books. So also set up f22 foto space, a photo art and creative design gallery in Wanchai, and an f22 gallery and vintage camera shop at the Peninsula Hotel.

Formerly the executive director of charities at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and vice president at The University of Hong Kong in charge of institutional advancement, Douglas So is currently chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Committee on Chinese Medicine Development Fund, the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation and the Museum Advisory Committee, as well as a board member of M Plus Collections, Food Angel and the Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital. A Justice of the Peace who has a Bronze Bauhinia Star, Douglas So is also a former board member of the Community Chest, the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Cyberport.

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