July

Portals

Traditional, historical, and commonplace Hong Kong doors from across various districts and neighbourhoods. Based on the July 16, 1979 New Yorker magazine cover by Laura Jean Allen.

Fountain of Youth

Children do homework and extracurricular activities in the now-renovated fountain of the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens. Based on the July 18, 1988 New Yorker magazine cover by John O’Brien.

Zodiac Divers

Children, masked as the Chinese zodiac animals, ride a wave in the South China Sea. Based on the July 26, 2004 New Yorker magazine cover Waves by Jean-Jacques Sempé.

Kowloon Motor Battalion

A Kowloon Motor Bus and a First Bus pass in the night, cannons firing from their gun ports. Based on the July 20, 2009 New Yorker cover Tour Wars by Bruce McCall.

Splash Harbour

Swimmers practise their front crawl in Victoria Harbour by Central Piers on a hot summer day. Based on the July 21, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Coney Island by Mark Ulriksen.

Flagpolar

The Hong Kong colonial flag evolves into the Hong Kong regional flag, which evolves into the Chinese national flag over the course of 26 years between 1996 and 2022. Dated July 1, 2022.

Sifu Sees Through

In response to a proposal to limit phones on car dashboards to two, a taxi driver affixes his eleven devices to his windscreen. Dated July 9, 2022.