Having recorded the life of Hong Kong homeless people for 15 years, SoCO and photographer Lei Jih-sheng published Homeless III, the third photo collection of street sleepers.
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, climbing on the trucks, stepping on the ruined staircases, crawling into packed cage homes, it serves as a conscious endeavor to disarticulate alienation and estrangement through a close encounter with these “invisibles” in our city.
Five years ago, SoCO presented the photos of street-sleepers for the very first time. Today after five years, some of these street-sleepers have their living improved, yet some of them still wandering at the edge of homeless. SoCO captures their life again with some new street-sleepers telling why they come to bottom of valley in their life.