Opera Girl

A Chinese opera singer prepares her make-up backstage at the Sunbeam Theatre. Based on the April 3, 1948 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.


Hong Kong traffic and road signs on a smoggy day. Based on the April 8, 1961 New Yorker magazine by Kenneth Mahood.

Colours & Whites

Laundry whites hang from a line in Wan Chai’s colourful Chung Wui Mansion. Based on the April 17, 2017 New Yorker magazine cover Fashion District by Harry Bliss.

Baps & Baos

A food truck cook exchanges a British sandwich for a Chinese dumpling in front of the Legislative Council Complex in Tamar Park. Based on the April 9, 2018 New Yorker magazine cover Gluten-Free Gluten by Bruce McCall.

Time Difference

A boarding school student in England video calls his family as they take part in a pro-democracy protest. Based on the April 6, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover Bedtime by Chris Ware.

Water Break

A sanitation worker takes a water break on Oil Street. Based on the April 20, 2020 New Yorker magazine cover After the Shift by Owen Smith.

Go to Gate

A weary traveller waits for a flight as the sun rises on April 1, 2022, the first day of Hong Kong welcoming back transit passengers after three months of its omicron variant travel ban and 800 days of the coronavirus pandemic. Dated April 1, 2022.

Scaffolds & Spills

A painter loses his balance on bamboo scaffolding while touching up wall paint above local artist Alex Croft’s mural on the corner of Graham Street and Hollywood Road. Based on the April 2, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Rite of Spring by George Booth.

Sea Soar

A man flies a kite over Green Egg Island at Clearwater Bay Country Park. Dated April 9, 2022.