Photo by Risna Okvitasari as part of the 'Transit in Doubt — Foreign Domestic Helpers in Hong Kong' Exhibition.
The purpose of this exhibition was to see the world through their lenses. Through holding the cameras, the foreign domestic helpers move from being seen to seeing — a power transposition.
We don’t believe that they should be condemned to a life of servitude. Rather, working as foreign domestic helpers is a process of transition, with contradicting emotions — frustrations, hope, uncertainties. From an aesthetic perspective, this is about changing perceptions and cultivating empathy.