Under Our Shelter: A Photography Exhibit on Hong Kong’s Complex History with Refugees

Why We Recommend it

Organised by local non-profit organisation Centre for Refugees, this exhibition features thought-provoking photo-stories on Hong Kong’s history as a place of refuge.



Using new, archived and privately held images, many of which have never been displayed in public, Under Our Shelter documents 20th and 21st century Hong Kong’s complex relationship with refugees. This powerful series of photographs tells the story of those who were forced to come to Hong Kong to seek shelter, such as White Russians and Mainland Chinese who arrived in the 1950s and 60s, Vietnamese escaping conflict in the 1970s, and the current inflow of asylum seekers from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

The photos will be displayed at two venues in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui and provide a window into both past and present-day Hong Kong for some of its most vulnerable residents.

The exhibition is free of admission, but visitors are encouraged to support the work of Centre for Refugees.

19 – 22 October: Loft 22, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong

23 – 28 October: St Andrew’s Church, 138 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui


When: 19 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 Where: Various, Hong Kong