Greg Girard


Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer who has spent much of his career in Asia. His work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia, especially in its largest cities, for more than four decades.

He is the author of several photographic books. City of Darkness Revisited, published 2014, revives an early collaboration with co-author Ian Lambot, and updates their inJluential book, City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City (Watermark, 1993).

Featured Work

JAL 76-88 (Book)

The photographs in JAL 76-88 are artefacts of a pre-bubble Japan, and particularly Tokyo, before the term “BladeRunner-esque” became the default for a neon-soaked, urban Asia-influenced near future.

Phantom Shanghai

Phantom Shanghai, with a foreword by William Gibson, is a portrait of Shanghai as the city transformed itself in the first years of the 21st Century.

Under Vancouver 1972-1982 (Book)

“Under Vancouver 1972-1982” is a collection of my earliest photographs, published in 2017 by Magenta Publishing for the Arts.

Featured Books

JAL 76 – 88
City of Darkness Revisited
HK:PM Hong Kong Night Life
1974 – 1989