City of Darkness by Greg Girard, Ian Lambot
City of Darkness by Greg Girard, Ian Lambot

City of Darkness

Life in Kowloon Walled City

by Greg Girard, Ian Lambot

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Hak Nam, City of Darkness, the old Walled City of Kowloon was an unmistakable presence in the midst of urban Hong Kong. Rising as many as 15 storeys high, this 6.5 acres of solid building was also home to 35,000 people. How did it come about? And how was it possible for so many people to live and work in such difficult conditions? Before its final clearance in 1992, Greg Girard and Ian Lambot spent four years exploring the City, talking to its inhabitants and photographing them at work or in their homes. With 320 photographs, 32 extended interviews and essays on the City’s history and character. City of Darkness is an extraordinary portrait of a unique community, now vanished forever.
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