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Hong Kong’s poor living in cages, Brian Cassey

Small enclosures line the room, leaving just enough headroom to sit up within the confined walls. Money is as tight as the spaces hidden among multimillion dollar high-rise apartments.

In 2009, Australia-based photographer Brian Cassey flew to Hong Kong, where he had discovered people were living in nothing more than cages because of dire economic conditions.

But nailing down the location of these caged dwellings proved to be harder than Cassey expected.

“The cage people are very well-hidden in dense, packed high-rise buildings,” Cassey said. “All cage homes are well-hidden behind several bolted doors.”

This set-up doesn’t come as cheaply as one might expect, either. Cassey said it costs about $200 a month to rent the space.

“No one wants to live here, but we need to survive,” a resident of one of these facilities told CNN in July. Mak, 72, works as a janitor at the nearby Times Square and said his living conditions are “a step up from being on the streets.”

Cassey said he was looking for a project that “had the prospect of making a difference by bringing the situation to light.”

With only two hours to spend with his subjects, there wasn’t much time to get personally involved with them. Instead, the British photographer tried to hide in the shadows and “be as unobtrusive as possible,” he said, adding that it was very difficult task to accomplish in the cramped space.

“The atmosphere was one of resigned but controlled despair,” he said. “From those few I talked to, they are resigned to their fate,” deeming it preferable to being homeless.

He found the situation “extremely depressing” but said he was impressed by the attitudes of many of the people living there.

“The cage home residents I met acted, despite their dire circumstances, with amazing dignity and grace,” he said.

– Elizabeth I. Johnson, CNN




International Photography Awards ( 2 )

Entry Title: ” impression”
Name: Shinji Ichikawa, Japan
Category: Professional, Abstract
Entry Description: The impression that I felt from space and the thing of the place.

Entry Title: ” Fabricate”
Name: Dean West, Canada
Category: Professional, Collage
Entry Description: A contemporary appropriation of Greek & Roman mythology

Entry Title: ” Been in the Storm Too Long (Tentative Title)”
Name: Shane Lavalette, United States
Category: Professional, Landscape
Entry Description: from a series commissioned by the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA) for the 2012 exhibition “Picturing the South”

Entry Title: ” Post Arcadia “
Name: Florence Iff, Switzerland
Category: Professional, Landscape
Entry Description: Landscape in its self is in its origin a concept, which roots in the beginning of industrialization and renaissance painting. Seen as a concept, landscape therefore represents an image of an idea. We declare what an ideal landscape looks like and represent it e.g. in a photographic reproduction. In everyday life simulations of landscape and nature in relation of educative, scientific, recreational-oriented or economical contexts are ubiquitous. They not only influence our notion of nature in its derivation but also enhance implicitness of a designed environment. The differentiation between image, copy, representation, simulation and finally simulacrum is increasingly more difficult.

Entry Title: ” Normandy from above”
Name: Vincent Mathieu, France
Category: Professional, Aerial

Entry Title: ” Butterfly”
Name: Tom D. Jones, Belgium
Category: Professional, Flowers
Entry Description: It took 8 months to make those images, you only see 5 of a whole series. All butterflies were alive while session and they all flew away when they had enough of it! I say this because I had several questions from people who think it’s not real. There’s nothing tricky about it! Only a lot of patience! see more on

Entry Title: ” Storms 2010″
Name: Mitch Dobrowner, United States
Category: Professional, Landscapes
Entry Description: Series of images taken between July and August 2010

Entry Title: ” Inner Peace”
Name: Peter Lik, United States
Category: Professional, Landscapes
Entry Description: Standing beneath the canopy of this Japanese Maple tree was an incredible feeling – I was in awe as the late afternoon light backlit the delicate leaves. Every branch told its own story, and I felt this special tree had so much to tell. I truly felt an indescribable energy – a total connection with Mother Earth. I used a really wide-angle lens to reach out to as much of the tree as possible. I put my camera on the ground to give me a strong perspective to shoot up into the skies. As the sun sunk toward the horizon, the tree came to life with an incredible display of color, shape and texture – its rays burst into a star within the tree. It was a magical moment when I pressed the shutter – one I’ll never forget. I hope I can bring to you the rush of emotions I experienced. 

Entry Title: “ New Life”
Name: Richard W J Koh, Singapore
Category: Professional, Other_N
Entry Description: A day or two after a heavy downpour, I found fungus growing from an old log left in the garden. At night, I was preparing to photograph it when I smelt something unusual coming from it. Under careful lighting, I discovered that the fungus was smoldering with what I guess must be its spores! It was a rare amazing display of new life. Richard W J Koh, Amaranthine Photos, Singapore

Entry Title: ” “Expressions of Autumn””
Name: John Scanlan, United States
Category: Professional, Seasons

Entry Title: ” Sunrise”
Name: Ertugrul Kilic, Suriname
Category: Professional, Sunset
Entry Description: Sunrise over Suriname River through barber shop window.

Entry Title: ” Chicago”
Name: – Ball & Albanese, United States
Category: Professional, Sunset
Entry Description: Chicago, observed from the 103rd-floor Willis Tower Skydeck

Entry Title: ” Leopard Seal”
Name: Bartosz Strozynski, Poland
Category: Professional, Underwater
Entry Description: Probably the most spectacular Antarctic subject for wildlife photographer is the Leopard Seal. Antarctica and surrounding waters is the only place in the world where this mammal can be met. It is called a leopard seal due its characteristic spots on skin, but after spending some time with the animal, I found it to be more similar to a dog than to a leopard. There are numerous leopard seals around Antarctica seaside areas, and you may often see them sleeping on small icebergs. They seem to be very lazy and uninterested in jumping into the water to help us in our photographic endeavours, but as soon as they get in, they transform into extremely fast moving and scary monster. However it sounds, with a bit of luck though, you can meet the leopard seal while diving and play with it, making spectacular pictures. To give you some feeling how close I was, making these pictures, they were made with 14mm lens, in distance of 0-30 cm from teeth of 3 meters long and 500 kgs heavy animal!

Entry Title: ” Life Aquatic”
Name: Chuck Bradley, Australia
Category: Professional, Underwater
Entry Description: This a series of water creatures inspired by my daily ride from my island home in my tinny to the mainland. I wanted to capture the animals grace in it’s water surrounding, but beautifully light in the studio.

Entry Title: ” Working Children of Dhaka
Name: Larry Louie, Canada
Category: Professional, Children
Entry Description: In recent years, the prevalence of child labor has become a serious problem in many poor developing countries. Bangladesh, being one of the poorest and one of the most densely populated countries in the world; the problem of child labor is huge. It is estimated that there are 4.9 million working children between the ages of 5-15 in Bangladesh. That is 13.4% of the total work force in the country. Most of these children have no other options. Some are orphans growing up on the streets while others are forces to work due the economic hardships of their family.

Entry Title: ” Libya”
Name: Marsel van Oosten, Netherlands
Category: Professional, Culture
Entry Description: These images were shot in and around Ghat, Libya, during the Ghat festival. Many different desert tribes from Libya and neighbouring countries visit this festival to sing, dance and give demonstrations of their traditions.

Entry Title: ” Pride of Beauty”
Name: Giordano Cipriani, Italy
Category: Professional, Culture
Entry Description: The tribe of the Surma, in the Valley of the Omo of Ethiopia, have developed forms of art with great capacity for artistic expression, and an important social function and ornament. They use everything that nature can offer to adorn their bodies. Using the body paint to accessories such as bracelets, beads, feathers, leather and women use the famous lip-circular plate, a sign of elegance and prestige.

Entry Title: ” I AM LEGEND”
Name: Antonio Faccilongo, Italy
Category: Professional, Other_P
Entry Description: Ugo Sansonetti was born in Rome January 10, 1919, son of Admiral Louis Sansonetti. He currently lives in Rome, has ten children, 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, a law degree and was a pioneer in Chile and a cavalry officer. Always been passionate about sports, since the nineties, professionally dedicated to athletics, winning over 92 medals, of which 60% of gold. He is the athlete who has won more Masters titles at the European Indoor Athletics, with 13 gold medals. Also in the month of March 2011 has also won the gold medal in springboard diving from the Italian league and is preparing for the World dives in August in Sacramento. In 2005 at the age of 86 years participated in the project Sansonetti “SpaceLand”, a space mission. Took off from Bordeaux, was the first parabolic flight to accommodate ordinary citizens, and the first to bring on board an octogenarian.

Entry Title: ” Landmine victims “
Name: Majid Saeedi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Category: Professional, Portrait_P
Entry Description: landmine victims and those with limb related deformities of during war in Afghanistan. The UN mine information network estimates still after the 30 years war there are approximately 62 people killed or injured by mines each month in the country.

Entry Title: ” The Personal Series”
Name: Brandy Eve Allen, United States
Category: Professional, Self-Portrait
Entry Description: Photos from the book CIAO L.A.- A photographic memoir of my journey through language, love, culture, art and the ways it fucks with the heart.

Entry Title: ” Korean Nuptials”
Name: Robert Swiderski, United States
Category: Professional, Wedding
Entry Description: Centuries old Korean wedding tradition is being observed and honored through customary demeanor and body language.


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