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Hong Kong By Michael Wolf

The focus of the german photographer michael wolf's work is life in mega cities. Many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. Wolf grew up in Canada, Europe and the United States, studying at UC Berkeley and at the Folkwang School with Otto Steinert in Essen, Germany. He moved to Hong Kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for Stern magazine. Since 2001, Wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books.
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23 Jan 2013 12:02:00
Men sleep at a 24-hour McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong, China November 10, 2015. A large number of homeless people sleeping on the street has long been been a problem in Hong Kong mainly due to its high rent and soaring property. In recent years, McDonald's 24-hour fast food shops opening all over the city have become popular alternatives for people, know as McRefugees or McSleepers, to spend the night in a safer and more comfortable way than on the street. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

Men sleep at a 24-hour McDonald's restaurant in Hong Kong, China November 10, 2015. A large number of homeless people sleeping on the street has long been been a problem in Hong Kong mainly due to its high rent and soaring property. In recent years, McDonald's 24-hour fast food shops opening all over the city have become popular alternatives for people, know as McRefugees or McSleepers, to spend the night in a safer and more comfortable way than on the street. (Photo by Tyrone Siu/Reuters)
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15 Nov 2015 08:00:00
A protester is taken away by policewomen after storming into the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 27, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

A protester is taken away by policewomen after storming into the government headquarters in Hong Kong September 27, 2014. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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29 Sep 2014 10:44:00
Crystal, 15, a part-time boutique sales assistant, poses on Nathan Road in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 7, 2014. Holding a walkie talkie for fast communication with other supporters, Crystal said, “I am not demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to quit, but (want) to protect protesters from being threatened badly by opponents and the police”. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Reuters photographers Carlos Barria and Bobby Yip photographed protestors and details of life on the barricades, asking demonstrators what their role was in the movement, and what they wanted to happen. Here: Crystal, 15, a part-time boutique sales assistant, poses on Nathan Road in Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong October 7, 2014. Holding a walkie talkie for fast communication with other supporters, Crystal said, “I am not demanding Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to quit, but (want) to protect protesters from being threatened badly by opponents and the police”. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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09 Oct 2014 12:53:00
Rioters scuffle with police on a street in Mongkok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)

Rioters scuffle with police on a street in Mongkok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Rioters clashed with police overnight and into the early hours of Tuesday in a crowded area of Kowloon. The unrest started when local authorities tried to prevent street food sellers from operating on Monday night. Activists who are dissatisfied with Hong Kong's administration took part in the clashes, local media reports said. (Photo by Kin Cheung/AP Photo)
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09 Feb 2016 13:22:00
Daily Life in Hong Kong. (Photo by Jerry Lee)

“Untitled”. Hong Kong, Wan Chai area, on March 7, 2013. (Photo by Jerry Lee)
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03 Jun 2013 10:43:00
Dragon boat racers prepare for the fancy dress race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be staged from 3 July 2015 (Friday) to 5 July 2015 (Sunday). The carnival featured two key programmes: the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbour and the San Miguel BeerFest at the UC Centenary Garden in East Tsim Sha Tsui. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images for Hong Kong Images)

Dragon boat racers prepare for the fancy dress race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will be staged from 3 July 2015 (Friday) to 5 July 2015 (Sunday). The carnival featured two key programmes: the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races in Victoria Harbour and the San Miguel BeerFest at the UC Centenary Garden in East Tsim Sha Tsui. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images for Hong Kong Images)
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06 Jul 2015 10:26:00
Secondary school students perform a barefoot “pilgrimage of suffering” to support the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement at the Admiralty protest site in Hong Kong November 30, 2014. It has been two months since police first fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators from the main protest site in the Admiralty district next to government offices in the heart of the Asian financial centre. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Secondary school students perform a barefoot “pilgrimage of suffering” to support the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement at the Admiralty protest site in Hong Kong November 30, 2014. It has been two months since police first fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators from the main protest site in the Admiralty district next to government offices in the heart of the Asian financial centre. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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01 Dec 2014 13:41:00