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September 15, 2008
Photographer Kurt Tong interweaves family photos from his childhood in Hong Kong with recent photos he has taken to document some of the many People's Parks that were built (or renamed) in the late 1950s at the beginning of "The Great Leap Forward" in China. In the text which accompanies the photo series, Tong relates these dilapidated public recreational areas to the vanishing memories (personal and public) of Communist-dominated China.
Tong is also one of the 3 winners of the Lens Culture - Rhubarb 2008 Photobook Awards. He's currently designing his new book.