Our Home, Shek Kip Mei 1954 – 200.
Photographs by Vincent Yu.
176 pp., Numerouse black & white illustrations, 7x9½".
Shek Kip Mei was the first public housing estate development built by the British
colonial government in 1954. Originally intended as a short term solution, the oldest
blocks were finally torn down in November 2006. Photojournalist Vincent Yu captured
life in the estate for some 200 elderly residents and their ‘homes’ during the last phase
of its existence. Many having inhabited the crumbling estate for over five decades.
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