Through Poon Chi Hung’s photographic works San Po Kong and the observational records in Chiu Hiu Tung’s The Birds of Kai Tak, the complex and dynamic relationship between urban development and nature is revealed. Poon, a resident of San Po Kong, captured the interplay of old and new in his photographs – the demolishing of Tai Hom Village and the subsequent construction of subsidised housing. On the other hand, Chiu documented birds of the area, which have displayed remarkable resilience and persistence in their behaviour.
San Po Kong
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Poon Chi Hung is the founder and director of Redteam. Since 2010, he has been dedicated to the roles of director and photographer, capturing the essence of every moment with his camera. Through his images, he aspires to bring us closer to the people and landscapes of the small communities, shedding light on places often overlooked by the spotlight. His latest exhibition "San Po Kong" showcases his most recent work.
Writer Emily Chao received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has set foot in the realms of journalism, creative writing and education. Firmly believing in the power of words, Emily achieved significant recognition for her literary prowess. She was crowned champion of the Youth Literature Awards for New Poems with her piece "Island Song". Additionally, she was awarded third prize in the “Typographic design for The Hong Kong Literature Season – Sea” essay contest organized by The House of Hong Kong Literature with the work "Learning to Swim Memoirs ". In 2017, she published a collection of interviews with Hong Kong writers titled "Weaving ", followed by the publication of "Steps", a collection of creative works, in 2018.