May 27th 2014
Few who have spent a decent amount of time in Hong Kong will have failed to notice that behind the Rolls Royces and sea view mansions lies a desperate homeless population. With his Homeless in Hong Kong series, British photographer Charlie Eady hopes to expose a side of the city that is too often ignored.
The expat photographer, who has lived in Kowloon for six years, made it his mission to document the reality of homelessness in Hong Kong. He’s been developing this collection of photographs since 2013. We’ve chosen 10 of his striking images to share with you. Click through to see them all.
Behind the Wheel: Video Documents the Night Time Adventures of a Hong Kong Taxi
May 19th 2014: With more than 18,000 taxis serving our city, every Hong Konger will be familiar with the speedy red wagons that take us to and fro, day and night, drunk or sober. For most however, interest in the person behind the wheel, and indeed the taxi itself, evaporates as soon as we reach our destination.
Hong Kong Then And Now
May 14th 2014: Want to see what Hong Kong looked like more than 50 years ago? Thanks to flickr user HK Man’s thorough Old HK photo stream, we’re able to see side-by-side comparisons of the city now and then. Cheers for putting in the leg work so we don’t have to Mr Man! Get ready for an epic Hong Kong throwback.
Hong Kong Illustrated – Little Someone Commemorates Hong Kong with Adorable Doodles
May 12th 2014: Local Hong Kong artist Syrus Kwan has created an adorable and unique way to treasure the lives of him and his friends in Hong Kong with a delightful illustration series.
Forget First World Problems – Take a Look at Hong Kong’s Illegal Microapartments
May 9th 2014: Our densely populated city is well known for its ridiculously high rents and its tiny homes. But do you really know how tiny they get? Stop saying that you don’t have closet space! To open your eyes, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) have produced these photographs highlighting life in HK’s microapartments.
Gloom in Bloom: Video Romanticises the Dark Side of Hong Kong
May 5th 2014: Dreading the wet and rainy week ahead of us? Here’s a video that might just make you appreciate dark days in Hong Kong. Forget the cliché sunshiny and ‘City of Lights’ films and welcome videographer Maison Carnot’s two-day take of the more realistic side of our city.
Lawless Labyrinth or Close Community? Short Documentary Delves into the Heart of the Kowloon Walled City
April 7th 2014: The Kowloon Walled City is remembered as one of Hong Kong’s most famous landmarks and one of the world’s greatest oddities. Twenty years after its demolition, the Wall Street Journal graces us with an eye-opening documentary.
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