A number of Hong Kong photographers have been recognised at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, which attracted nearly 320,000 entries across 200 countries this year.

The winners of the competition, organised by the World Photography Organisation, were revealed at a ceremony in London last month.

Au Hin Man’s photo of a temple in Kyoto, Japan won the Hong Kong National Award in the world photography competition. “When I entered the room, my heart was quiet.”

Louie Lam Shu Yan’s “SleepWalker” depicts an adult posing as a sleeping baby while jumping into the air. It won second place in the Hong Kong National Award category.

Chu-Ying Lui’s photo made third place in the Hong Kong National Awards. A mixed-media work, the photographer explored the boundaries between photographic imagining and painting to discover my new approaches to art-making, clay casting own painting tools in the processes of photographic imagining to paint observations and impressions on the continuous movement of water.

Lo Tsz Him’s photo, simply titled “The Perfect Match,” was commended in the Travel (Open) category.

K.W. Hon’s picture, “Dance,” was shortlisted in the Motion (Open) category in the awards.

Tugo Cheng’s “Leaks” shows how, deep in the mountains in Sichuan Province in China, water and minerals creep down from the turquoise calcified ponds formed naturally in a valley, giving a colourful and abstract composition of leaking paints.

Shuk Lan Chan’s “Foggy Morning” was commended in the Travel (Open) category.

Chak Kwong Man’s photo pays tribute to Hong Kong’s intensive urban development.

Tak Wai Lau’s “Big Rock” was commended in the Architecture (Open) category in the awards.

Tomy Tong Chun Kin’s “The Opposite” was for a student fashion styling project. He says of the work: “A respectable appearance is sufficient to make people more interested in your soul.”

Ming Keung Tam’s photo shows a Seda Monastery called Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in China – home to nearly 10,000 monks, nuns and lay disciples in 2000, but since driven out by Chinese authorities.

Wilson Lee’s “Moonlight” – depicting a night on Awaji Island – made the shortlist for the Still Life (Open) category in the awards.

“Facade Hunt” by Denise Y.K. Tsang was taken at one of the public housing in Hong Kong. Public housing are often designed as repeating units, together with the dense population, it created an unique and spectacular facade.


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