HKFP Lens: Katherine Cheng explores relationships with nature through Hong Kong botany


In dense city areas corresponding to Hong Kong, the human connection to nature can at occasions really feel distant. Concrete blocks and glass skyscrapers encompass town centre, interrupted solely by fastidiously curated gardens and nature parks.

With the unrelenting pressures of Covid-19 and political stress, many have turned to the outside for some peace.

This sequence, by photographer Katherine Cheng, explores the experiences of Hongkongers rebuilding a relationship with nature through their 5 senses – sight, sound, odor, contact and style. Local flora was used as a technique to showcase the historical past and ecosystems of Hong Kong.