With a series of portraits of people from all over the world, a non-profit social project called Dear Hong Kong celebrates their contribution to Hong Kong in a 200-page photo book.

In addition to the book, Dear Hong Kong is holding an exhibition to share stories and portraits of inspiring people from all around the world who live in the city.

Dr. Mike Manio, co-founder of EmpowerU, a non-profit educational and empowerment platform for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong. Photo: Bradley Aaron.

“By documenting stories and humanity, we hope that the book can be a platform to give voice to the voiceless, challenge stereotypes, and promote mutual understanding,” said Dear Hong Kong co-founders Oskar Valles and Aggie Lam.

Romlah Rosidah, domestic worker and leader in the Muslim community.. Photo: Bradley Aaron.

With the aim of documenting stories from over 150 nationalities, the first volume of Dear Hong Kong features 80 profiles.

Chris Doyle, cinematographer for classic Hong Kong movies such as Chungking Express, Happy Together, and In the Mood for Love. Photo: Bradley Aaron.

The photo book is available at Dear Hong Kong’s website and selected bookstores in the city.

Phyllis Marwah, co-founder of Mother’s Choice. Photo: Bradley Aaron.
Nicole Quan Kep, consultant experience manager. Photo: Roy Esterhuysen.
Eduardo Freyre, professor and author. Photo: Alex Macro.
Harmony Ilunga, entrepreneur and model. Photo: Raul Docasar.
Iuri Volcato, general manager of Havana bar, a famous bar in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong. Photo: Alex Macro.
PhilD, singer in Disney. Photo: Roy Esterhutsen.
Hernán Zanghelini, architect, restaurant designer. Photo: Bradley Aaron.

Photo exhibition: Diversity in Hong Kong in full colour

  • Date: 22 January to 22 February, 2021
  • Venue: 1/F Lamma Art Collective, 23 Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island

Dear Hong Kong Book Signing

  • Date: 28 January 2021
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm
  • Venue: G.O.D., 48 Holloywood Road, Central

Click here for Dear Hong Kong’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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