Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY – HK’s Invisible Caged Poor: Mini Sculptures by Kwong Chi Kit 11

Kwong Chi Kit and Benny Lam worked in conjunction with SoCO (the Society for Community Organisation) to create miniature ‘cage people’ as part of the charity’s anti-poverty campaign. Kwong then photographed the reactions of passers-by…

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Kwong says, “Over 100,000 Hong Kong citizens are trapped in impoverished environments. They live in cage homes, cubicle apartments and other inhumane conditions, often no bigger than 40 square feet. The longer you remain indifferent, the longer their poor living conditions will remain unchanged.”

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Passers-by were invited to sign a petition by scanning a QR code…

Hong Kong is a wealthy place and currently sports a HK$64.9 billion budget surplus. Yet the city lacks a proper social safety net and remains home to the widest rich-poor gap in the developed world – and it is worsening.