TRACKING THE SCARS

The Umbrella Movement marked an indelible scar on 2014 Hong Kong’s political history. News of conflicts flooded our lives, creating a society full of rage, misery, and irrationality. The city was suffocated by negativity, it's future drowned by hopelessness. Sensational photos would only fuel the conflict, so I instead chose a different approach to document this historical event and ease the city’s tension.

I started photographing injured protesters halfway through the movement. Most of whom had wounds that have already healed. But what I focused on was not their injuries. The despair I saw in their eyes after they've shared their story was the moment, I thought, most worthy of capturing.  The photo was a recreation of the moment at which they were injured.

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