Photographer James Wong shares his “portal into the past” images with Hong Kong Free Press. Using old photos of Hong Kong, Wong aligns historical moments from local history with the present. Follow his work on Twitter, Instagram and Flickr.
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Gurkha troops at Hong Kong City Hall, 4 May 1975. Photo: James Wong.
Lui Seng Chun. Photo: James Wong.
Kowloon City in 1988. Photo: James Wong.
Victoria Harbour in the 1980s. Photo: James Wong.
Wong has also applied his idea in other places of importance around the world.
Moments before shots were fired at Ronald Reagan on March 30th, 1981 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Photo: James Wong.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before or after his famous “I have a Dream” speech on August 28th, 1963. Photo: James Wong.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on tour in Canada at the Banff Spring Hotel with Prime Minister W.L. MacKenzie-King. May 27th, 1939. Photo: James Wong.
US Capitol Dome under construction c.1862. Photo: James Wong.