Tram – Hong Kong …

Whilst in Hong Kong documenting the plight of the ‘Cage Dwellers’ I was struck by the ‘capitalist’ advertising art work adorning the former British colony’s  century old trams. The most proletariat from of transport possible – a fare costs a mere few cents – the trams sported garish messages, sometimes subtly and sometimes less so, imploring viewers to consume, consume. The many happy smiling advertising faces depicted in paint on the side of the rattly old vehicles contrasted strikingly with the ordinary Hong Kong inhabitants going about their daily lives.

Below is one image from the essay. The complete work can be found on my website here, or alternatively on the ‘fotostrada’ website here .

© Image – Brian Cassey

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