Politics

Homecoming

A man wheels his luggage into Chek Lap Kok's arrivals hall, now crowded and colourful now that Hong Kong's Covid-19 hotel quarantine rules have been lifted. Dated September 23, 2022.

Crowns

The curved ridges of pre-1997 HK $2 coins lock together and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Dated September 8, 2022.

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.

Colonia Babylonia

Hong Kong’s own Tower of Babel advertises popular colonial-era bars, restaurants, and clubs. Based on the October 2, 1995 New Yorker magazine cover by Edward Sorel.

Courtship

Hong Kong’s Old Supreme Court Building hints at a future of marriage equality. Based on the May 21, 2012 New Yorker magazine cover Spectrum of Light by Bob Staake.

Crossing Over

Women workers from various years of Hong Kong’s past and future cross Des Voeux Road. Based on the November 24, 2014 New Yorker magazine cover Time Warp by Richard McGuire.

Day Off

Domestic workers eat lunch on the Circular Pedestrian Bridge in Causeway Bay during their day off. Based on the September 5, 1942 New Yorker magazine cover by Constantin Alajalov.

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.

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.

Hurdle

The New York Times's Wordle game references a city-wide emergency government text message sent out to all Hong Konger residents on March 9, 2022. Dated March 9, 2022.

Penny's Bay

A neighbourly signpost welcomes visitors to Penny's Bay, the notorious quarantine centre on Lantau Island. Dated January 31, 2022.

Pink Ladies

Two blonde ladies coo and patronise the fearsome Empress Dowager Cixi. Based on the August 16, 1947 New Yorker magazine cover by Julian de Miskey.

[Redacted]

A student studies a highly redacted text in a dingy library while televisions blare around her. Based on the March 3, 1973 New Yorker magazine cover by Arthur Kimmig Getz.

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.

Snakes & Adders

A ladder-less snakes & ladders board game shows an elusive Covid zero goal and moments from Hong Kong's experience battling the coronavirus. Dated March 21, 2022.

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.

Welcome Party

Arrivals into Chek Lap Kok Airport pass through immigration. Based on the October 14 & 21, 2002 New Yorker magazine cover International Arrivals by Bruce McCall.