WMA 2019/20

WMA is a series of non-profit programmes that sparks discussions of important social issues of Hong Kong through impactful visual images, with a view to fostering positive change. They include WMA Masters, WMA Commission, WMA Open, WMA Student and WMA Film. Since 2011, WMA explored themes such as ‘Poverty’, ‘Air’, ‘Waste’, ‘Identity’, ‘Mobility’, ‘Transition’ and ‘Opportunity’. Theme for the eighth cycle is ‘Light’.

Graphic Design by The Studios
Development by Swap

Copyright © 2019 WMA

THE TIME WE AWAKE
TO A LIFE WE NEVER CHOSE
NO MATTER THE JOYS, NO MATTER THE WOES.

HOW WE SEE
THE PEOPLE, THE PLACES
AND THE YEARS WRITTEN ACROSS THEIR FACES.

WHAT WE KNOW
IS TRUE AND JUST —
LIES AND MALICE SHALL TURN TO DUST.

THE LONELY PATH TO
WHAT THE HEART DESIRES
NO MATTER THE HORRORS THAT MAY TRANSPIRE.

A GLIMMER OF MODERNITY
IN GLASSY EYES
HERALDING HUMANITY, DIGITISED.

A VIVID MEMORY
THAT WENT FROM A SPARK
TO THE LAST LIGHT ONE SAW BEFORE THE DARK.

我們覺醒一刻
無論喜悅如何、悲傷如何
面對的生活我們從不選擇過。

我們怎樣看待
人物、地方
以及在他們面上劃過的年月時光。

我們知曉的
是真實與正義,
其餘一切將變成塵屑。

通往內心慾望的
孤獨道路
無視可能浮現的恐怖。

玻璃眼睛中的
一抹現代光熒
預示着被數碼生活埋葬的人性。

從火花一閃
到漆黑一片前看見最後光芒的
一段明豔記憶。

WMA invites photographers and artists worldwide to respond to the theme — LIGHT. Entries for the WMA Masters award and proposals for the WMA Commission grant must relate to the theme and context of Hong Kong. An exhibition will be held in Hong Kong in Spring 2020.

WMA Masters

Entries from image makers worldwide are welcomed to submit a body of work of up to 10 images with captions.
An international panel of judges, comprising of industry leaders in photography, art and the non-profit sector, will select one winner who will receive a cash prize of HK$250,000. Each of the finalists will receive HK$15,000.

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WMA Commission

All photographers and artists worldwide are invited to submit proposals to create new research-based photography work in Hong Kong that address the annual theme.
An international panel of judges will select the WMA Commission recipient, who will be granted HK$250,000 to progress towards a production of the chosen proposal in Hong Kong and a public event featuring the completed work.

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Submission Period 1/6–30/9/2019(HKT)

Submission Period
1/6–30/9/
2019(HKT)