Chungking Mansions
Chungking Mansions: Photographs From Hong Kong's Last Ghetto. 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.

Chungking Mansions

SKU: 062509
$31.17Price
  • ISBN

    9789887792826
  • Authors

    Chen, Nana
  • Extent

    87
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2018
  • Publisher

    Blacksmith Books

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