Photographs of Hong Kong show the city’s incredible transformation, from tough times after World War II to its resurgence in the 1960s and ’70s

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In 2010 Australian photographer and writer Edward Stokes, who grew up in Hong Kong, crossed paths with a fellow artist. It was a meeting that changed his life. “My brother and sister were visiting Hong Kong, so we decided to go to The Peak,” says Stokes of the popular tourist destination, which provides stunning views of Hong Kong Island. “While there, I saw an old man selling his prints of 1950s Hong Kong and, as a photographer myself, I was curious. “We had a little conversation – I in my broken….

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