What We Love This Week, Volume LXXX

Published August 29, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
Published August 29, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014

Gorgeous Photos Of Hong Kong In The 1950s

Source: PetaPixel

Source: PetaPixel

For the longest time in the 20th century, photography was an art that would take place primarily in the studio. In other words, photo documentation of real people doing real, not always pretty things, was relatively rare. Knowing this makes Ho Fan’s work all the more impressive. Living in central Hong Kong at the time he snapped these shots, Fang would take to the streets documenting the hustle and bustle often missed in more orthodox photography. The energy in Fan’s photos of Hong Kong is intense and frenetic, depicting one of the world’s most vertical places in its early days. PetaPixel has even more of Fan’s work on its website, and we highly encourage you to check it out.

Source: PetaPixel

Source: PetaPixel

Source: PetaPixel

Source: PetaPixel

Stolen Youth: Child Brides Throughout The World

Girls in many developing nations have their childhoods cut short when they’re forced to marry before they’ve even hit puberty–some as young as five. Worldwide, almost one in five teenage girls (age 15-19) are currently married. Typically transferred to their husband’s family to pay a debt or settle a grievance, these girls are property who are often abused by their husbands. Learn more about the custom and its long-term effects on poverty and development at All That Is Interesting.