Lam Yik Fei - Along The Hong Kong Border
Lam Yik Fei is the Founder of ATUM Images and RA Production. Before starting his own business, he was the Director of Photography at Initium Media in Hong Kong.Lam also works on assignment for various international media. His works are distributed worldwide via Getty Images and Bloomberg News Photos. They appear on The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, and other leading publications.After gaining solid experience in local media, Lam established himself as an independent photojournalist and explored the international arena in May 2011. His works strive to bring visual awareness to social, environmental and human related issues. He documented the refugees’ lives in Thai-Burmese border, and accessed the Fukushima evacuation zone during Japan’s nuclear crisis.Lam received several awards in locally and internationally acclaimed photo contests, including the Award of Excellence in News Photography in The SOPA 2015 Awards for Editorial Excellence by The Society of Publishers in Asia.Apart from still images, Lam also tells stories with multimedia.
The movements across this 37-km border between Hong Kong and China have never ceased. In the 1950s to 1980s, millions mainlanders risked their lives to reach Hong Kong, the then British colony. Despite recent protests seen from Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers on the construction of a high-speed rail linking the city to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, Hong Kong’s future has been increasingly dependent on China’s megacities across the border. Also known for being the global hub for China, Hong Kong’s economic role in the region faces further challenges as its neighbouring mainland cities continue to grow. Last year the disappearance of a Hong Kong bookseller, followed by his reappearance on the mainland, has caused concerns that security officers from mainland China had taken him across the border, which would have violated the ‘one country, two systems’ arrangement since the return of Hong Kong on 1997.