Strangers at Home


20 September (Sunday) – 11 October (Sunday)


Exhibition: 12:30pm – 8:30pm
Book Launch and Book Sharing (20/9): 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Asia/Hong_Kong Strangers at Home DATE: 20 September (Sunday) – 11 October (Sunday)
TIME: Exhibition: 12:30pm – 8:30pm Book Launch and Book Sharing (20/9): 4:00pm to 5:30pm
S401, Staunton

S401, Staunton

Fee (HKD)

Free of charge

The media usually portrays the lives of foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong as one of extremes – a black and white world of abusive employers and irresponsible ‘helpers’. Yet how accurate is this one-dimensional view in representing the lived experience of tens of thousands of women trying to cope with the challenges of providing a better life for their families?

In the cramped living spaces of Hong Kong two cultures joined by an employment relationship are forced together by the mandatory live-in requirement. How to walk the line between the intimacy of proximity and the distance of professionalism? Back in South East Asia families are left for years without daughters, wives and mothers. How to deal with the separation and sustain relationships over such distance and time?

Independent journalist So Mei Chi and human rights photographer Robert Godden explore these issues and more in the book ‘Strangers at Home’ to be published on 20 September. This exhibition presents a selection of photos and stories from the book.

Book Launch | Book Sharing | Photography Exhibition

  • Date: 20 September (Sunday)
  • Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Speaker: So Mei Chi, Robert Godden, Shiella Estrada

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