‘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.
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.
“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come on now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”