The De­ci­sive Mo­ment

HONGKONGTATLER.COM RAN A STREET PHO­TOG­RA­PHY COM­PE­TI­TION INVIT­ING READ­ERS TO SUB­MIT IMAGES OF THEIR FAVOURITE DIS­TRICTS. AND THE WIN­NERS ARE…

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Which hong kong dis­trict in­spires you?” That’s what Hongkongtatler.com asked read­ers in May when it launched the #HKTATLERXLEICA Street Pho­tog­ra­phy Com­pe­ti­tion. In­spired by Lau­rent Se­gretier’s haunt­ingly beau­ti­ful photographs of Claire Hsu-vu­chot in her favourite neigh­bour­hood, She­ung Wan, for the May art is­sue of Hong Kong Tatler, the contest ran from May 20 to June 8. Thou­sands of images pay­ing homage to his­toric lo­ca­tions and con­tem­po­rary cul­tural hotspots were sub­mit­ted.

The two win­ners cap­tured dif­fer­ent faces of the city. Ze­phyr Or’s sim­ple black-and­white en­try, Say Hello, re­minded Se­gretier, who was one of the judges, of the great French pho­to­jour­nal­ist Henri Cartier-bres­son; the graphic lines and can­did faces were rem­i­nis­cent of some of his images, such as Har­lem (1947) and Madrid (1933).

Of co-win­ner Phey Palmer’s piece, Lunch Break Be­hind the Gates, judge Lynn Fung, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the Liang Yi Mu­seum, said, “I loved how it showed not only a more old-fash­ioned side to Hong Kong, but it also beau­ti­fully cap­tures a tran­quil mo­ment in an oth­er­wise hec­tic city.”

The win­ners re­ceived HK$20,000 vouch­ers cour­tesy of Le­ica dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony at the Liang Yi Mu­seum on July 14, which marked the be­gin­ning of a week-long ex­hi­bi­tion of the top 20 en­tries. See the top 20 pho­tos and the short­listed sub­mis­sions at hongkongtatler.com/street-pho­tog­ra­phy

SLICE OF LIFE PHEY PALMER’S WIN­NING EN­TRY, LUNCH BREAK BE­HIND THE GATES, WAS TAKEN AT YAU MA TEI WHOLE­SALE FRUIT MAR­KET

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