Yau Ma Tei Documentary

Ilford HP5 4x5 Large format film. 

Growing up at the neighbourhood of Yau Ma Tei, I was able to observe it closely and developed strong bonding with this decaying yet beautiful district. Economic and social developments have become the main forces that sculpt the city. They affect how people live and interact, and alter the landscapes of neighborhoods. Being so close to Nathan Road, the major tourist area of HK, rent in Yau Ma Tei district has become unaffordable to many locals, traditions and old buildings have been torn down and replaced by shops that no longer aim at serving the community.
Yau Ma Tei Documentary was first exhibited at Pitt Street 18, an experimental shared space located at the center of the Yau Ma Tei neighbourhood. It is a space funded solely by donation and shared by members of the community where people can use it freely with any purposes. It becomes a shared gathering spot where people meet, relax and share ideas. The project is also exhited at The Mahjong, a hostel located at To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong. 

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