Daily Archives: February 1, 2013


PHOTOGRAPHY – Cages, Hookers, Tattoos: HK’s Grim Underbelly

Today, John Tsang announced a ‘surprise’ budget surplus of HK$40billion – suspiciously far from the predicted HK$3.4billion deficit predicted.

As the government gormlessly ponders how to squander it, we take a timely look at New Zealand photographer Jonathan Van Smit. His first set below is entitled ‘Real Lives’, documenting the grim conditions of the ‘cage dwelling’ poor in Kowloon. Cage homes remain a shameful scar upon HK’s reputation and something our city can well afford to bring an end to…

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