Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.
‘I’m still alive and yet I am already surrounded by four coffin planks!’ … Hong Kong’s cage home tenants.
Image Credit: All photographs : Benny Lam.
Coffin cubicles, cage homes, in Hong Kong Cage homes are minuscule rooms lived in by the poorest people in the city.
Over the last 10 years, the number of cage homes made of wire mesh has decreased, but they’ve been replaced by beds sealed with wooden planks.
These small, wooden boxes of 15 sq ft, are known as ‘coffin cubicles in Hong Kong.