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Dear Hong Kong 《鄉港家書》

HKD 4450 total funds raised
5% funded on Nov 03, 2019

Campaign Details

Follow-on Funding

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Our Story:

Dear Hong Kong, is a project to create a photobook featuring inspiring people from different countries, all living in Hong Kong. The book will be made up of striking images and the inspiring stories of Hongkongers from a rich variety of backgrounds, sharing the essence of who they are and their contributions to the city.

Dear Hong Kong is a collaborative art project, that will showcase the styles of a variety of different professional photographers and the stories of their subjects. It is also a human project, that will represent the voices of Hong Kong’s people from a wide range of nationalities. The project is an attempt to reveal the truth of how many nationalities live in this global metropolis. But above all, it is a social project, that aims to create awareness of minorities, to give voice to the voiceless, to inspire the reader with the often hidden realities of these new Hongkongers, while helping to break existing stereotypes and widen the reader’s horizons.

This willl be a bilingual photobook aiming to break the usual language barrier to inspire both the locals and people of different cultural backgrounds to appreciate the hidden stories of each person in Hong Kong. 

(Behind the scenes) Kabwe from Zambia,
breaking the stereotypes of what African women can achieve

Our Team:

The book will be produced by a nonprofit association with the same name, which is made up of a team of individuals who are passionate about art, diversity, inter-cultural communication, and inclusion. Our team brings over 20 years of work experience and a devotion for making this city a better and more open place.

Oskar Valles - Full time global citizen, and Hongkonger for the past 8 years, Oskar wants to give back to the city by leading this project to increase social awareness of diversity and inclusion. Having worked in related Ethnic minority organisations, he deeply believes in the unity of all humans, regardless of race, occupation, religion or any other excuses people sometimes use to separate themselves from others.

Aggie Lam - As a local HKer who has travelled to 37 countries, Aggie truly understands how powerful and impactful face-to-face communication can be. Her life’s mission is to collect and discover as many inspiring stories as possible. She currently works in a social enterprise focusing on cultural education.

Bradley Aaron - Bradley is on the threshold of having lived in Hong Kong for longer than any other city. His years here have been characterized by the struggle of Hong Kongers to present an identity of the territory defined on its own terms rather than by ties to an outside culture. As he passes the final months before becoming a permanent resident, he has joined the Dear HK project as a photographer to help to document and share the role of Hong Kong’s diversity in the city’s emerging self-definition.

There will be several photographers working on the project, and each will imprint their own personality and style on the portraits.

Use of Funds:

All funds will be used for the production of the book:

HKD $20.000 Research and copywriting

HKD $40.000 Art and Photography

HKD $20.000 Publishing and others

- Only with your help can this project come true –

Our goals:

The project is expected to be completed by summer 2020. 

For more info: 

Visit www.dearhongkong.org for more information or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, we'd love to hear from you!

Intro video: English subtitles | Cantonese subtitles

Nominating someone?

Do you want to nominate someone from a different nationality who has made a remarkable contribution to Hong Kong or has an inspiring story to share? Write us at hello@dearhongkong.org

B-man from Nigeria, 
being the physical bridge between the African community and the HK government
photo credit: Bradley Aaron

 

Funds raised on this page will go to:

Oskar Valles

A deep belief in the unity of all humans, regardless of race, occupation, religion or any other excuses people sometimes use to separate themselves from others. Striving to increase awareness cultural diversity in Hong Kong

Get Perks
  • Helping Hand

    HKD 150      Goodwill

    Mentioned with gratitude in the book as a donor

    Estimated Delivery:
    July 01, 2020

    0 claimed

  • Pre-order Book Copy

    HKD 350      Physical

    Be one of the first to get a copy of the book when it's published, plus get your name in the book as donor and a place in our hearts

    Estimated Delivery:
    July 01, 2020

    6 claimed

  • Multicultural Angel

    HKD 1000      Physical

    Multicultural Angel! Get your copy of the book and help to speed up the production of the book to an earlier date. In addition, get your name in the book as multicultural angel and our infinite gratitude.

    Estimated Delivery:
    July 01, 2020

    1 claimed

  • Corporate Sponsor

    HKD 10000      Service

    Display your company logo in the back cover of the book and www.dearhongkong.org website as a corporate sponsor of the project. Copies of book to distribute to company stakeholders. Photo exhibition in company premises.

    Estimated Delivery:
    August 15, 2019

    0 claimed out of 4

  • ♕ Main Corporate Sponsor

    HKD 50000      Service

    Display your company logo in the front cover of the book and header section of www.dearhongkong.org website as a main corporate sponsor of the project. Copies of book to distribute to company stakeholders. Photo exhibition in company premises with selected guests interviewed in the book.

    Estimated Delivery:
    August 15, 2019

    0 claimed out of 1