Author(s): Chan-fai Cheung
Kairos, a Greek concept, means the right moment, the perfect time, the critical ‘now’. Photography is a play of time and light. The amount of time allowing light to get into the camera determines the quality of the photograph. If photography is considered as art, then the clicking of the shutter by the conscientious photographer for a particular phenomenon through his photographic seeing is what Cartier-Bresson called ‘the decisive moment’, i.e., kairos. Chan-fai Cheung presents the results of his applying phenomenology in photography in "Kairos: Phenomenology and Photography", a collection of essays and over 200 creative photographic works – his products of kairos.