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Lung Kee Noodle Shop
Go Man-ching, Simon
100 x 76 cm
Go Man-ching, Simon graduated from the Swire School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic (now School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1989. He has been a photojournalist for many years and he has a keen concern for poverty that exists in our society, and seeks to explore social issues through his lens.
Facing the urban redevelopment, the few remaining old shops in old districts cannot escape from demolition. The family shop where the owners live at the back, the back-alley shop, the brothers’ shop, the couple-run shop and the ancestral domestic shop of three generations, will all vanish one by one. Go Man-ching, Simon preserved old neighbourhood shops through images that captured not only the décor and interior layout of the shops, but also the history, culture, humanism and spirit of their surrounding community. “Long Kee Noodle Shop” is a heart-warming portrait of brotherhood. Run by four brothers who are body-building and Chinese martial arts enthusiasts, the noodle shop has become a rather famous landmark in Mongkok.
—Collection of Hong Kong Heritage Museum