Managing Director of Wheelock Properties Ricky Wong and renowned Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau taking group photo with winners.
Themed "Happy*Healthy". Hong Kong Photo Contest 2020 is divided into
five categories: "Landscape", "Wildlife", "City", "People" and "Mobile
Photography". This year, the competition has received over 7000 submissions
from both photography enthusiasts and professionals from a total of 13
countries and cities such as Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China, Canada,
USA, United Kingdom and Malaysia.
The judging panel this year comprises National Geographic photographer
George Steinmetz; renowned Hong Kong photographer Anthony Lau; and Lee
Yungshih, editor-in-chief of National
Geographic magazine Chinese edition.
George says, "As long time visitor to Hong Kong,
I was impressed by how the city was depicted by those who know it best. I
was particular surprised by the winning photo in the "people" category, of
a lone woman isolated on her rooftop at dusk, connecting with the world via the
glow of her mobile phone. It beautifully captured the spirit of the city
during very turbulent year."
Anthony says, "As a Hong Kong-born photographer, I'm honored to be able
to view and analyze the shortlisted works from a judge's perspective. There are
many outstanding works among the entries. Unfortunately, many were disqualified
due to various issues associated with their original files. For the winners who
made it through the rounds, they've earned it. Some photos, while simple in
composition, managed to contain an "overload" of information as they
evocatively illustrated certain moments in nature and the urban environment."
Li from Taiwan says, "I am delighted to see that this
year's Hong Kong Photo Contest has grown to a new height. Not only the number
of participants and entries has reached the highest since the launch of the
contest, but the quality of work in general has greatly improved as well. Among
all the winning images, I am most impressed by the winner of the wildlife
category. The photographer captured a moment of a legion of ants hunting their
prey. It's an excellent display of all important elements of photography:
composition, color, lighting, wildlife behavior, and a great moment. It's a
Director of Wheelock Properties Ricky Wong says: "We're honored to have
partnered with National Geographic for the fourth year in the 'Hong Kong Photo
Contest 2020'. As a revered industry event in the city, we hope to help
talented photographers realize their dreams through this photography
competition and to reveal spectacular images and stories to our audiences. The
unprecedented global challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed
the world, creating considerable disruptions to our daily activities and
causing bodily and mental distress. Particularly at the onset of the COVID-19,
many had to stay home and therefore we hope to, by asking contestants to
capture the city's resilience during the pandemic through their lens, inspire
imagination and stimulate creativity while spreading positivity through this
photo contest with five categories under the theme 'Happy*Healthy'. We hope
this competition can span internationally so people around the world can learn
of Hong Kong's authentic beauty."
The winning works will be
exhibited at the following venues and the exhibitions are free of charge and
open to the public.
Venue #1: WLAB
Address: 1/F, Block A-D,
Tung Kin Factory Building, 196 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, North Point
Date: 9 April - 20 April
2021, 2pm - 5pm (Closed on Sat, Sun & public holidays)
Venue #2: Gallery by the
Address: Shop 207, Ocean
Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
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responsibilities and is keen in various community services, such as education
programme (Project WeCan), environment protection, arts & culture as well
as community engagement projects.