HKFP Lens: Hong Kong Botany

“In dense urban areas such as Hong Kong, the human connection to nature can at times feel distant. Concrete blocks and glass skyscrapers surround the city centre, interrupted only by carefully curated gardens and nature parks.

With the unrelenting pressures of Covid-19 and political tension, many have turned to the outdoors for some peace.

This series, by photographer Katherine Cheng, explores the experiences of Hongkongers rebuilding a relationship with nature through their five senses – sight, sound, smell, touch and taste. Local flora was used as a way to showcase the history and ecosystems of Hong Kong.

“By isolating our senses one at a time and grounding ourselves through nature this way, it can become a meditative experience that nudges us to rethink how we connect with nature – physically, emotionally, and spiritually,” she says.”

To read more, please visit Hong Kong Free Press.

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