Benny Lam – Photography – Poverty & Property: The Claustrophobic Reality of HK Shoeboxes

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December 17, 2012 –

Benny Lam’s photo series gives us a claustrophobic glimpse inside HK’s sub-divided ‘shoeboxes’.

Less than 7% of Hong Kong’s land is designated for residential use, whilst some residents have been waiting years for public housing. Despite the conditions and illegal nature of subdivided dwellings, demand remains high. They are typically seen in older buildings, which often have more relaxed property management. Such properties remain a lucrative investment for home owners.

See: Benny Lam – Poverty and Property


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