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Dinu Li

We Write Our Own History

In 2014, tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong mobilised themselves in mass rallies, protesting for their rights to genuine universal suffrage. The episode was named Umbrella Movement when the police used tear gas and pepper spray to repel the crowd, whilst ordinary citizens protected themselves with umbrellas.

We Write Our Own History attempts to piece together some of the incidences during the movement. Presented as individual tapestries, the photographs are made possible through the participation of those involved in the revolution. Images are staged inside the homes of those who demonstrated, as they arrange their personal items to mark a past no longer visible.