Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 248


EOC teams with NGOs and YouTuber New Dellily to launch virtual photo exhibition

The EOC has recently launched a virtual exhibition entitled “The Way We Are”, featuring over 130 original photographic works contributed by marginalised groups, including people living with depression, deaf people, people with visual challenges, ethnic minority students, foreign domestic workers, carers, immigrant women from mainland China, and the LGBT community. With the support of 14 organisations, the campaign seeks to offer a platform of self-representation for disadvantaged groups, and to address prejudices and stereotypes through authentic portraits of their everyday life.

The campaign also sees a first-time collaboration between the EOC and Hong Kong-born Indian YouTuber New Dellily, who has interviewed some of the contributing photographers in a three-part video series. The first episode, featuring migrant worker Leeh Ann and two local university students from ethnic minority backgrounds Macx and Kawaljot, has been released today on the campaign website and New Dellily’s channel. Their works share a common exploration of themes about home and belonging, and the elusive question of “who is local”.

Subject to the developments of the pandemic, the EOC will stage exhibitions across the city, including at 1/F Atrium, The Mills, Tsuen Wan from 29 January – 26 February 2021 and at G/F Gallery, Run Run Shaw Tower, The University of Hong Kong from 6-23 March 2021. The EOC may reschedule or cancel the exhibitions as and when required by social distancing rules and venue policies. Relevant announcements and updates will be posted on the campaign website.

Part of the EOC’s celebratory programme for its 25th anniversary in 2021, the campaign has garnered enthusiastic support from civil society, specifically 14 Supporting Organisations including: Association for Transgender Rights; Association of Women with Disabilities Hong Kong; The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (Project Touch); Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong; Gay and Grey; Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres; The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf; KELY Support Group; Lensational; Les Corner Empowerment Association; Mental Health Photographic Society; PrideLab; Sightfeeling; and The Society for Community Organization.