Seeing Beyond the Tear Gas.
Since June 2019, the people of Hong Kong have been deeply engaged in pro-democracy protests as they fight for human rights, democracy, and government accountability. Images and videos have been shared across the world, though their focus is largely on the black-clad "radical" protesters vandalizing the public domain and the militarized riot police attacking with batons and tear gas. During my time documenting the movement, I have focused on the community-at- large that is participating in various actions: office workers rallying during their lunch breaks, aunties who show up in fierce protection of their young ones, mothers who parade alongside their babies, and residents who hold up signs or hold hands in solidarity with those on the front line. This is truly a movement of the people, all concerned for their rights and for their future. Though thousands are taking to the street, there are countless more supporting from the sidelines.Read More