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Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China

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Photograph Description
A series of images, to challenge the paradox of the law protecting yet suppressing people's freedom, and to question the fragility of the Chinese regime. When freedom of opinion and expression means inciting the subversion of state power, when political freedom means endangering the safety of the state, when freedom of gathering means disrupting public order, when freedom of thought means provoking crimes, when the police become our enemy, and the law becomes a weapon for the government to violate human rights – what can we rely on to protect us?

Photographer's Profile
Tam is a Hong Kong-Chinese photographer, who grew up in Hong Kong, the former British colony and an exceptionally free land in China. She feels the obligation to raise awareness of the human rights situation in China. Interested in visual storytelling, she uses photos to interpret various social issues, to provoke thinking and to speak for people who have been silenced.

  • Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China
  • Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China
  • Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China
  • Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China
  • Tam Hoi ying: Being Disappeared - The Paradoxical Relationship between Human Right and Law in China

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