The big squeeze, April 20

19 Apr 2014

Subdivided flats are clearly not just a Hong Kong phenomenon. In New York, photographer Annie Ling has captured the lives of people living in tiny cubicles in Manhattan's Chinatown. Ling documented their lives in the tiny spaces of rundown tenements, where residents grab a meal in a common hallway or share a late supper. She focused on one building in particular - 81 Bowery. Here, dozens of people, mostly immigrants who work on construction sites or in restaurants, live in 64 square foot cubicles that rent for up to US$300 a month.