Opportunity brings forth hope. Under the theme ‘Opportunity’, the ten award winners and finalists, including Melanie Catamin, Cheung Hoi Chung, Fong Hin Nam, Leung Kin Keung, Lo Yan Chi, Jerry Ng Sek Hin, Rex Wong Chak Hon, Wong Ka Wing, Kenji Wong Wai Kin and Yiu Tung Wing, share their thoughts and feelings about opportunities in Hong Kong by means of photography.
The WMA Open was created to serve as a public platform for discussion and a springboard for social transformation. The WMA Open Photo Contest 2019, themed “Opportunity”, received 232 entries for this cycle. A panel of judges selected ten finalists and also three winners out of ten finalists.
The exhibition “Opportunity! WMA Annual Exhibition” will showcase photographic works of WMA Masters’ finalists, including, Pierfrancesco CELADA, CHEUNG Nga Ling, Jolans FUNG, Sharon LEE, Saskia WESSELING, Beatrice WONG and YIP Kin Bon, as well as the literary works of WMA Students’ finalists. The venue will also feature moving and still images of LO Lai Lai Natalie, recipient of WMA Commission, as a prelude to her project The Days Before Silent Spring.
The WMA Open 2019 calls for submission of images from every member of the public according to the theme “Opportunity”. From 22 February to 29 April 2019, images submitted to the WMA Open photo contest will have the chance to win prizes, including cash and professional development opportunities.
The WMA Commission, invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community to create new research-based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the annual theme each year. This year the theme of the proposals had to contextually related to “Opportunity”. The panel selected Lo Lai Lai Natalie as this year’s WMA Commission recipient. Her project “The Days Before Silent Spring” explores opportunities in Hong Kong by looking at alternative lifestyles and sustainable development after the “Anti-XRL movement and protect Choi Yuen Village” movement.
The WMA Masters is pleased to announce the seven finalists for its 2018/19 award on Opportunity. Finalists’ photographic works, responding to the theme in the context of Hong Kong, will be exhibited at the Hong Kong City Hall mid-April 2019. The winner of the WMA Masters will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.
The WMA Masters welcomes image submissions from across the globe. Entries must relate to the theme, “Opportunity”, and be relevant to Hong Kong. Finalists will be selected by an international panel of judges and their works will be exhibited in Hong Kong in Spring 2019. The winner of the WMA Masters will receive a cash prize of HK$250,000. Each finalist will receive HK$15,000.
Submission Period 1/6 – 28/9/2018
The WMA Commission is now inviting artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research-based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of “Opportunity”. Project proposals must contextually relate to both the theme and to Hong Kong. A five-member selection panel will choose the WMA Commission Recipient, who will be awarded a HK$250,000 grant. The grant will contribute towards the production of the successful proposal and a public event featuring the completed work, which will be given a place in the WMA Collection.
Submission Period 1/6 – 21/9/2018