The main Umbrella Movement site in Admiralty received an unusual visitor this Halloween in the form of a Kim Jong-Un lookalike.
The sinister Kim-a-like is actually a 35-year-old local musician named Howard. The Australian Hong Konger is gifted with a striking resemblance to the North Korean dictator.
Freelance art photographer Kevin Cheng has been roaming the Umbrella Movement sites with his Lego Man accomplice.
Cheng’s “Lost In Lego City” exhibition won acclaim last year. He told the SCMP that the Lego Man represents young graduates who feel like they are ‘thrown around’ like toys within the confines of modern Hong Kong society.
On Sunday, dozens of SlutWalk activists protested in Causeway Bay, Wanchai and Lan Kwai Fong against sexual harassment and assault in Hong Kong.
Organiser Angie Ng told HongWrong that SlutWalk “prompts reflection and conversations on rape myths” and, this year, used an umbrella symbol “to show support for the women protesters and journalists who were sexually harassed and assaulted” at the Umbrella Movement protests.
Hong Kong business, lifestyle and portrait photographer E.P. Miller specialises in capturing the unique personal qualities of people at work and casual settings. His latest set was shot at the Umbrella Movement protest sites.
He says: “Pro-democracy demonstrators have created a culture that is creative, peaceful and resourceful. These things are ingrained in the human experience but the combination and delivery of these things is distinctive to the culture of Hong Kong. The significance of it all is present in the eyes and expressions of the people I meet. Capturing that is a natural extension to the type of photography I’m most passionate about doing.”
Charlie Eady is a photographer from London who has lived in Kowloon for the past four years. During that time, he has been working in the private sector and for a British charity. See his full portfolio here.
There were scuffles and brawls in Mong Kok last night as police deployed pepper spray and batons against pro-democracy protesters. Police say 9000 demonstrators were present. See SCMP.com or @tomgrundy on Twitter to see how the night unfolded.
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