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Dustin Shum | 238 Pages | Softcover

Life and Times/活一生人

岑允逸自2005年起,在香港社區組織協會的協助下,接觸了十多名活在社會邊緣的精神病康復者,他們除了要面對疾病的折磨外,也要面對大眾歧視的目光,及困乏的生活條件的挑戰。他的觀察成為了在2007年發表的《一人生活》展覽及攝影文集。隨後岑允逸繼續追蹤受訪者,感受到這七年來他們人生中的轉變,也參與他們爭取自身權益的運動。

當社會對精神健康日益重視,愈來愈多人受到各種情緒及精神問題所困擾,康復者被污名化卻一直存在。接納始於相互瞭解,攝影師七年後在《活一生人》系列裡,從他們擁有的家當和生活環境中,細閱每人的往事和生存哲學,一睹康復者的內心世界,重現他們每個人獨特的個性。

「他們就像一面鏡子,讓活在「正常」中的我們,照出我們社會還有自己最脆弱陰暗的一面。這一課,也許不只是他們的自修課,而是我們所有人的集體課。」
——何韻詩

「眾人看他們,除了病,就似一無所有;久而久之,竟致看不見他們藏著的,一顆希罕的、赤誠的心。」—— 陳慧

With assistance from the Society for Community Organization, since 2005 Dustin Shum has met more than a dozen people recovered from mental illness who are living on the edge of society. They not only have to face the sufferings of the illness, discrimination from members of the public but also the challenges of poor living conditions. Dustin’s observation led to the exhibition and publication of Live Alone A life in 2007. He has continued visiting these people to learn the changes of their lives and to has participated in a campaign that they strive to fight for their own right.

Concern on the importance of mental health has been raised in society that more people are affected by emotional and mental problems, the stigma of recovered mental illness patients remains however. Mutual understanding is the first step towards acceptance. Seven years after the previous work, Dustin’s Life and Times offered a glimpse of the hearts of recovered patients to reveal their unique personalities and read into their past and philosophies through their belongings and living conditions.

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Life and Times|活一生人|Photography by Dustin Shum|Text by Maisy Lo Man-sze, Pang Pik-shan, Cheung Yee-yee, Yuen Pak-yan, Chum Shun-kin, Ho Yu-hang|ISBN 978-962-7893-23-3|175 x 230 mm| 238 pages|Softcover|over 200 color images|Language: Chinese and English|Published by Society for Community Organization (SoCO)|Oct, 2014

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