Henry says Hong Kong people have everlasting untiring spirit.


黃俊鏗表示香港人不論年紀都有「捱得」的精神

The award-winning photo “Spirit of Hong Kong”


得獎攝影作品《香港精神》

Date: 03 Apr 2018 (Tuesday)

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Journalism student wins first place in photo competition with black and white photo “Spirit of Hong Kong”

新聞系學生以《香港精神》黑白照 勇奪攝影大賽冠軍

School of Communication’s Journalism student Henry Wong (International Journalism, Year 4) took first place in the National Geographic Wheelock Youth Photo Competition 2017, “People and Happenings in Hong Kong” category, with his black and white photo “Spirit of Hong Kong”.

The prize-winning photograph was taken at Lau Fau Shan in the New Territories. Henry initially wanted to take photos of the sunset. As he was observing his surroundings, he noticed some fishermen working very hard on the seashore, which stirred up his emotions and impelled him to capture the scene. He wrote, “Under the breathtaking sunset, the last beam of sunlight at Lau Fau Shan reminds people of a fishing village, the scenery of the long-forgotten old Hong Kong. In the photo, the three men who are pushing trolleys towards prosperity represent the everlasting, untiring spirit of Hong Kong people, despite changing times.”

Henry stated that since there was some smog or haze on the day he was taking photos at the site, the colours in the fishermen photograph were not very nice. Nonetheless, the sunlight created a strong contrast between the bright and dark, which was good for producing a black and white photo. Thus, Henry decided that a black and white image would be better and help focus the audience’s attention on the subject and elicit their emotions. He stated that this was his first time joining a photo competition, and was really surprised that he took first place. “Other entries in the contest are absolutely amazing and outstanding. I must admit that I am very lucky to win first place,” he said.

The theme of this year’s National Geographic Wheelock Youth Photo Competition is “Hong Kong Reminiscence: Place, People & Happenings” with four categories: “Places in Hong Kong”, “People & Happenings in Hong Kong”, “Future of Hong Kong”, and “Mobile Photography”. There were more than 3,500 entries this year from 13 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Mainland China, Europe and the United States.
 

傳理學院國際新聞專修四年級學生黃俊鏗憑著黑白攝影作品《香港精神》,在2017國家地理會德豐青年攝影大賽的「香港人和事」組別中勇奪第一名。

該幅得獎作品攝於新界流浮山,俊鏗本想拍攝黃昏日落景色,期間看到漁民工作的情景,觸動其思緒,於是捕捉這個特別畫面。他在相片介紹寫:「在夕陽餘暉映照底下,流浮山重現了香港昔日的漁港風光。照片中三個推著車,向著對岸繁華都市一步一步前進的大漢,則代表著我們香港,縱使經歷時代變遷,香港人『捱得』的精神始終如一。」

俊鏗表示,拍攝當天有煙霞,照片色調不理想,但陽光令光、暗對比更鮮明,因此以黑白效果處理,突顯當中情感,同時讓讀者視覺更加集中於主體。他坦言,今次是首次參加攝影比賽,沒有想過會勝出,「其他參賽作品都很優秀,令人讚嘆,(能夠獲獎)我真的非常幸運。」 

國家地理會德豐青年攝影大賽本屆主題是「香港地,人和事」,分香港地、香港人和事、香港未來、手機組四個組別,總共收到約3,500幅作品,參賽者來自本港、澳門、台灣、內地、歐洲和美國等13個國家及地區。