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Hong Kong and its human cages

Hong Kong and its human cages

Hong Kong and its human cages

Hong Kong, a city of contradictions and contrasts, great wealth and widespread poverty, has inspired the dark atmospheres of Blade Runner but in recent years has seen more and more inhabitants having to go and live in increasingly modest apartments, made from abandoned factories or, as in the West Kowloon workers' quarter, built in late '60s.

Here people have to live in simple metal cages. Cubicles of 1.5 square meters arranged one on top of the other, up to 20 cages per apartment. For many, a conspiracy of banks and real estate companies against the poorest of the city's nearly 7.4 million inhabitants. Certainly an alienating condition: if you don't believe it, look at these 26 photos maybe before complaining about having to stay at home in full Covid-19 emergency.


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Tags: China, photography