The Big Squeeze: Hong Kong's cramped subdivided flats

24 May 2013

Sharing a meal, doing homework or simply sleeping, and all in about 40 square foot of space. Photographer Benny Lam took these overshot photos for a campaign by the Society for Community Organisation to highlight the plight of poor people in Hong Kong cramped into tiny rooms, often subdivided flats. They are typically home to single people, the elderly and the jobless - people who cannot afford anything else. The smallest of these tiny living spaces measures just 28 square feet and is rented by an unemployed single man. According to Soco about 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in one of these apartments. See Hong Kong's cityscape as never before

 

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