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WMA Masters 2019/20 ‘Light’ finalists announced

(Hong Kong: 17 December 2019) WMA is pleased to announce the five finalists for its 2019/20 Masters award on ‘Light’. The  photographic works responding to the theme, in the context of Hong Kong, will be exhibited at the F Hall Studio of Tai Kwun in April 2020. The winner of the WMA Masters will be announced during the exhibition.

The WMA Masters is a non-profit photography award aiming to nurture the growth of photography as an art form, and to spark discussions of social issues of great importance to Hong Kong through visual images.

The five finalists works are (listed in no particular order):

Caleb Fung – GLORY 503
Liao Jiaming – Do You Know Where the Birds are?
O’ Young Moli, Julian – 1/8
Tang Kwong San, Yuen Nga Chi – Somewhere in Time
Wong Wei-him – BURNT

“For this year’s ‘Light’ theme, we saw strong submissions by new young talent,”‘ says Zoher Abdoolcarim, chair of this cycle’s judging panel. “Every finalist has presented a creative hybrid of literal and metaphorical interpretations. Together, their body of work is reflected through the prism of Hong Kong’s struggles today, and opens a window to the city’s wider social climate. WMA deserves commendation for being a platform for nurturing photographic artists.” 

The judging  panel is comprised by international industry leaders in photography, art, publishing, and the civic society including Zoher ABDOOLCARIM, BUT Ho Ming, Clément CHEROUX, Brendan EMBSER, May FUNG, Yumi GOTO and ZHUANG Wubin.

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About the WMA Programme series

Initiated by WYNG Foundation, WYNG Media Award (WMA) is a series of programmes developed to spark awareness and engage the public on social issues of great importance to Hong Kong, with a view to fostering positive change. They include WMA Masters, WMA Commission, WMA Open, WMA Student and WMA Film. The programmes have been encouraging dialogues through selected annual themes, including ‘Poverty’, ‘Air’, ‘Waste’, ‘Identity’, ‘Mobility’, ‘Transition’ and ‘Opportunity’ in the past. The theme for the 2019/20 cycle is ‘Light’. For more information, please visit