Photographs of Hong Kong, the Most Densely Populated Urban Center in the World

Hong Kong Greer Muldowney photography CheungShaWan

Greer Muldowney is a fine art photographer and adjunct professor based in Boston, Massachusetts. She works in several formats, exploring ideas based upon- or working around-anything American; whether it looks that way or not. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries in the United States, Hong Kong and France. She writes:

‘At 6,426 people per km2, Hong Kong boasts the most densely populated urban center in the world. The reality of sustainable practices, depletion of resources and a shifting global power paradigm pervade media involving China, and its Western syndicate territory, Hong Kong. By making imagery here, I ask viewers to contemplate these issues, but to also see these places as homes; not statistics.

‘As the living cities and infrastructure that address cultural standards and progressive technologies. These photographs do not propose a reality so different from the spin of contemporary media, but asks an audience on the other side of the world, the Western world, to reflect on whether these images provide a surrogate for wonderment or trepidation for a changing global climate and future.’

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  • I love looking at these images, they are completely wild & awesome!

  • Ben

    Amazing photos. I went to HK for the first time in October last year. It truly was amazing witnessing these images first hand. Great work!

  • Sergej Müller

    Honkong looks gorgeous. But the most densely populated urban center in the world confuses me a lot. Paris for instance has a population density of 20,741 people per km². Ranked 33 on

  • Matt

    I lived there more than 8 years. The upside of all this density which western readers will immediately think to be horrendous, is that over 50% of of Hongkong land area is parkland. Within 15-20 minutes walk of most places one can be over a hill and into parkland valleys that are clean and quiet. Hongkong has gone up, and high density, to reduce the impact on its parklands and greenspaces.

    Using it as any form of metaphor for thinking about China, other than politically, is illogical. Nowehere in China faces the same history of infrastructure, nor the same geography. These a beautiful photos worthy of artistic merit in their own right, but to use as any indication of what it might import or imply about anything to do with China and modernisation is Im afraid misguided.

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