New York: (Self-published), 2020. First Edition. Staple bound chapbook. NEW. Colour photographs. 14 x 20.5 cm. 32 pp. Item #12083
On October 1, 2019, Hong Kong police shot a protester for the first time in 17 weeks of civil unrest, in a district called the New Territories. That same day, China held state celebrations marking 70 years of Communist Party rule. It was a Tuesday.
By Saturday, a second demonstrator had been hospitalized with a gunshot wound, face masks were banned, and the subway system was suspended. New Territories turns a lens away from the front lines of street clashes that shut down parts of the city that week, and toward travelers, waitresses, commuters, tourists, a fisherman on a boat, a doctor on the radio—to record scenes from the crisis where the violence wasn’t, or wasn’t anymore, or yet.