Photoessay: Hong Kong, City of Contrast / by Martin Siggers

Hong Kong is a city caught in transit, teetering on the edge of any number of boundaries. Is it a modern metropolis or an aging slum? A city of leisure for the wealthy, or one where the poor go downtrodden? Looking to the future or still bound to the traditional ways? Even the bright lights of downtown clash with the seedy neon glow of the shopping districts. That tension lies at the heart of its fascinating culture, and it's something I've tried to capture in this photoessay.

Warning: Contains scenes of animal slaughter.