‘Prisoners’ Ex-offenders Photo Exhibition seeks an accommodative rather than a judgmental view of those who have made mistakes. The exhibition intends to seek the public’s understanding and acceptance of those who made mistakes, thereby supporting the re-integration of ex-offenders into society.
In 2016, Society for Community Organization (SoCO) are working with photographer Benny Lam again to jointly organize a “Living Under Constraint” photo exhibition. Over 50 new photos are included, in a sequence of six series, all showing life in the 100sq ft “flats”.
The exhibition intends to seek the public’s understanding and acceptance of those who made mistakes, thereby supporting the re-integration of ex-offenders into society.
This exhibition unveils a secret which has been hidden and opens a wound that has not healed. Treading the back alleys of the old neighborhoods, stepping on the ruined staircases, crawling into packed cage homes, visiting the learning center at urban slums, it serves as a conscious endeavor to disarticulate alienation and estrangement through a close encounter with these “invisibles” in our city.
It takes ten years to sharpen a sword.” Growing up in difficult circumstances, our children face a bumpy road and uncertain future. Nevertheless, with unquestioning love from their families and kind assistance from others, these children preserved their innocence and ambition to thrive, never complaining nor abandoning their sense of responsibility to family and society.