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‘Urban Disease’, according to the definition on Wikipedia, refers to the kind of disease that occurs when a country becomes more industrialised and humans have longer lives. This kind of disease includes mental illness, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, etc. However, these are not the only diseases in our city. Living in Hong Kong and going out every day to see the world, you will soon realise that disease is everywhere.


It is not only people that are getting ill, but the whole city. However, seeing different things and thinking that they are ill, am I the one who is really ill?


After all, what are diseases?


About the photographer

Jimmy Lam graduated in photography at the Kwun Tong Vocational Training Centre in 2008 and has been working as a photographer since. In recent years, his focus has been on social movements, such as the Umbrella Movement in 2014. His first photobook Umbrella Citizen in 2015 was subsequently published through crowdfunding. His work The Ma Shi Po Protest was awarded the Press Photo of the Year in the 2016 Netizen Prize.




Pages:144 pages
Printing:Black and White

Expect Publication date:May, 2020
出版社:scone publishing

《Urban Disease》Jimmy LAM

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