Chungking Mansions: Photographs From Hong Kong's Last Ghetto


by Chen, Nana

Chungking Mansions: Photographs From Hong Kong's Last Ghetto

Price:  US$22.44   (SGD31.17*)
Format:  Paper Back, 87 pages
Published:  2018, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789887792826
SB#:  062509 (652)

About This Book

Squatting amid the luxury hotels and malls of modern Kowloon, Chungking Mansions resembles the dirty vent of a giant subterranean machine. This Hong Kong landmark is a hotbed of criminality and home to pimps, hookers, thieves and drug pushers. The five 17-storey towers also offer the city's last low-rent refuge for asylum seekers and immigrants coming to start a new life. In 2009, shortly after a Canadian tourist disappeared from Chungking Mansions without a trace, photographer Nana Chen began wandering the corridors. Using her camera as a guide, she discovered the Chungking Mansions not visible to the naked eye. With compassion and courage, Chen sought to craft a portrait of Hong Kong's last ghetto and its inhabitants before its vibrant character is erased forever by the inevitable march of progress.


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