City of Darkness Revisited


Do you know anybody who appeared in the original edition of City of Darkness, or perhaps are one of those people? We would dearly love to hear from you and, if you are willing, share your story here on this website or in City of Darkness Revisited. Shown below are photographs of those we are most keen to speak to, but there are many others. Please contact ian@cityofdarkness.co.uk if you can help.


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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Chan Kwan Leung, owner and breeder of racing pigeons

Chan Kwan Leung, owner and breeder of racing pigeons



Over the four or so years that we spent exploring the Walled City, Greg and I photographed a great many people, most in passing on the stairways and in the alleys or working in the factories we stumbled upon during our visits there.

Almost without exception, we usually never saw any of these people again. A few, however, we spent more time with and, with the help of our indefatigable assistant Emmy acting as go-between, translator and interviewer, they became the subject of extended stories in City of Darkness. Sadly, as the clearance progressed, we lost contact with nearly all of these people but we would love to find out how things turned out for them.

Some of the older residents are no longer with us, but shown here are photographs of some of those we would love to get in touch with. If you recognise anybody and know how they can be contacted, or indeed if you are one of these people and are willing to talk to us, please email ian@cityofdarkness.co.uk. All information will be handled in total confidence.

Greg and I are forever grateful to all of those shown in the book, with special thanks to those who allowed us to share their story.

Chan Pui Yin, owner of a pharmacy and traditional Chinese medicine store of Lung Chun road

Chan Pui Yin, owner of a pharmacy and traditional Chinese medicine store of Lung Chun road



Chan Shing, one of the Walled City's private water suppliers

Chan Shing, one of the Walled City’s private water suppliers



Chan Wai Shui, owner of a traditional noodle making factory

Chan Wai Shui, owner of a traditional noodle making factory



Chau Sau Yee, owner of a popular cake shop

Chau Sau Yee, owner of a popular cake shop



Cheng Koon Yiu, a dentist

Cheng Koon Yiu, a dentist



Chung Lo Ying and family,  long-time residents of the City

Chung Lo Ying and family, long-time residents of the City



Chung Yuk Yee, Chung Lo Ying's daughter and also a Walled City resident

Chung Yuk Yee, Chung Lo Ying’s daughter and also a Walled City resident



Factory Worker, name and  place of work unknown

Factory Worker, name and place of work unknown



Ho Chi Kam, owner of a hairdressing salonon Tai Chang street

Ho Chi Kam, owner of a hairdressing salonon Tai Chang street



Hui Tung Choy, owner of a family-run noodle making business

Hui Tung Choy, owner of a family-run noodle making business



Kwok Tsang Ming, a worker in a fishball-making factory

Kwok Tsang Ming, a worker in a fishball-making factory



Lam Leung Po, owner of a fishball-making business on Tai Chang street

Lam Leung Po, owner of a fishball-making business on Tai Chang street



Lau Yeung Yin, owner of a family-run weaving business

Lau Yeung Yin, owner of a family-run weaving business



Lam Kim Kwong, a baker of traditional Chinese cakes

Lam Kim Kwong, a baker of traditional Chinese cakes



Lee Pui Yuen, owner of a family-run store on Lung Chun Back road

Lee Pui Yuen, owner of a family-run store on Lung Chun Back road



Lee Yu Chun, co-owner with her husband of a family-run candy-making business

Lee Yu Chun, co-owner with her husband of a family-run candy-making business



Lee Yu Chun's husband

Lee Yu Chun’s husband



Mr Lui, the Walled City's most experienced postman

Mr Lui, the Walled City’s most experienced postman



Mrs Law, a long-time resident of the City

Mrs Law, a long-time resident of the City



Mrs Law's grandchildren, who stayed with their grandmother after school

Mrs Law’s grandchildren, who stayed with their grandmother after school



Rooftop children, names unknown

Rooftop children, names unknown



Rooftop children, names unknown

Rooftop children, names unknown



Rooftop children, names unknown

Rooftop children, names unknown



Rooftop girl, name unknown

Rooftop girl, name unknown



To Gui Bon, owner of a factory making rubber goods

To Gui Bon, owner of a factory making rubber goods



Tsin Mu Lam, one of the City's many unlicensed doctors

Tsin Mu Lam, one of the City’s many unlicensed doctors



Wong Cheung Mei, a dentist

Wong Cheung Mei, a dentist



Wong Yu Ming

Wong Yu Ming



Yim Kwok Yuen

Yim Kwok Yuen


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