City of Darkness : Life In Kowloon Walled City (Watermark, 1999)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

For over forty years Kowloon existed in a grey and lawless zone; neither China or Britain would take full responsibility for it, and it became a fascinating quasi-anarchist development where gangs, prostitution and drugs lived side-by-side with regular families living regular lives, all set inside of giant high-rise buildings owned by no one and constantly developed and added onto by their residents.

City of Darkness documents this unusual and fascinating society in a series of high-quality photographs taken just before the Walled City's destruction in 1989, and interviews with the people who lived there.

Posted by St. Drogo at 4:25 PM  


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