The second set in the series. This set is dedicated to my mom. Thank you for everything you have done for me and for encouraging my artistic adventures.
Original Photograph: Yangon, Burma
Pasted location: Kowloon City
At the age of 85, the tough years of living under one of the most repressive military juntas
in the world is revealed in the lines on her face. The lines on her face, the intensity of the
eyes and overall feel of the photograph hint at the life experience and wisdom that this
Thought about putting this one up, but went with....
Original Photograph: Malaysia
Paste Location: Sheung Wan
Out of all the photographs in this series, this woman is the epitome of natural beauty.
While working her shop she was also looking after her two children. She was very friendly,
but it took a long time for her to feel comfortable enough for her to get a photograph taken
of herself. When I was ﬁnally able to take a photograph, I took a single shot and she was a
natural talent in front of the camera, producing this striking image.
Original Photo: Manila, Philippines
Pasted Location: Sheung Wan
As the day draws to a close this woman shows high spirits despite working over ten hours
separating garbage in one of Manila’s many garbage dumps that also functions as a home
for hundreds of people. Her outgoing personality and welcoming demeanor is something
quite common amongst Filipino women.
Original Photograph: Santa Marta, Colombia
Pasted Location: Lai Chi Kok
This mother and daughter take a quick break from the mid-afternoon heat to observe the
activity in the neighbourhood. Their body language and strong personalities is what drew
me to take a photograph of them. They are able to exhibit a tough exterior while still being
Original Photograph: Esfahan, Iran
Pasted Location: Lok Fu
With many artists and their expressions being suppressed in Iran, this young woman
deﬁes the authorities and continues to produce her art. Through this she is able to express
herself and the frustration she experiences as a woman living in Iran. Being strong and
conﬁdent is something that essential when trying to express yourself and your feelings
inside an oppressive regime. 在伊朗，许多艺术家被压制。但这个年轻女子违抗当局，继续制作她的艺术。她通过她的艺术来表达她作为一个女子，居住在伊朗所经历的挫折。当生活在一个受压迫的政权里，你想要试图表达自己的想法和你的感受， 坚韧的毅力和自信是必不可少的。