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In Case It Rains In Heaven | Kurt Tong


Traditionally the Chinese burn joss paper (ghost money) for their ancestors so that they can enjoy their afterlives. In recent times, consumer culture has taken hold and these offerings have become more elaborate to reflect the desires of those who are still alive. In an increasingly westernised society, designer handbags, laptop computers, iPods and fast food made out of paper are instead burnt for the recently deceased.

In Case It Rains In Heaven features photographs by Kurt Tong as well as essays by Wendy Watriss and Kevin Latham.


In Case It Rains In Heaven is published by Kehrer Verlag and can be purchased online through Amazon.