29 May 2016

Rat Tribe

From Standing Room Only, 12:50 pm on 29 May 2016

Journalist turned freelance documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin has brought to light an underground world in Beijing.  It's believed there are around a million people, most of them migrants, living in basements and old bomb shelters under the city. They're called The Rat Tribe. Born and raised in Singapore but based in China, Chi Yin is fascinated by the stories of migrants and history. Her photographs have been seen in TIME, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Le Monde and The New Yorker. We're about to see her rat tribe images here as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography.