MEET THE JUDGES

TIMOTHY TAN

TUGO CHENG

Tugo Cheng is a fine art photographer who has received multiple international awards and nominations including the National Geographic, International Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Photography Awards, Hasselblad Masters etc. His works can be found in his book “Discovering China” and other publications such as “Masters of Drone Photography” and “Outdoor Photographer” as well as major media including CNN, Guardian, National Geographic Magazine, SCMP, Ming Pao and HKEJ who have featured the photographer extensively. His pictures were showcased in art fairs and exhibitions in Hong Kong, Asia and Europe, and auctioned by charity organizations. He was named Perspective 40-under-40 artist in 2017 for his contribution in art and photography.

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CONNIE HONG

Connie Hong was ranked 26th in 2013 and 37th in 2014 of the Lurzer’s Archive photographer chart, the first Chinese commercial photographer receives a ranking within 50. Her talent and efforts have been recognized through various nominations and awards such as “The 200 Best” by Lurzer’s Archive (2006-2011 & 2013/14), the Cannes Lions 2008 (Bronze in the Press) and the Asia Photo Award 2007 (Silver in the Professional Fashion Division and Bronze in the Professional People Division). Her works have been spread across a variety of markets worldwide and attracted clients of famous brands from all over the world, including Mercedes-Benz (China), Coca Cola, SKII (Singapore), Samsonite (Worldwide), Cathay Pacific and Lee Gardens etc. She is also elected as the President of Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP) for 2017-2019.

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FREDDY MA Canon Pro Ambassador

Started working in various commercial and film productions since 2000 and developed his expertise in different fields. In 2006, he founded More Production to begin his career in wedding videography. Over the years, his work has spanned many professional areas, and he is most acclaimed for his videography services for large-scale weddings.

 

Freddy’s work stands out for being candid and natural, where the pure expressions of love between lovers are captured without any acting or instruction needed.

 

Freddy is widely regarded as one of the top videographers for large-scale weddings in Hong Kong. His clients include Kenneth Fok and Guo Jingjing, the Cheng family of New World Development, and singer-actress Myolie Wu.

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HARLIM DJAUHAR WINATA Canon Pro Ambassador

One of the most coveted fashion and interior photographers in Asia. He is known for his contemporary, highly polished and exquisitely styled portraits. His early work, characterized by a preference for black and white film, aimed to combine light, composure and emotion.

 

Over the years, he has shot acclaimed campaigns, TV commercials, social media and online videos for international brands such as HSBC, New World Development, AIA, Adidas and Nike. He, photographer of the stars, has done splendid portraits of A-listers such as Kobe Bryant, Nara Yoshitmoto, Maggie Cheung, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, etc. His work has graced the editorials of reputable fashion publications.

 

He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute Professional Photographers as well as Canon Pro Ambassador. His first book, 180-8×10 Polaroid Works was launched in August 2012 at his solo exhibition in Hong Kong, where the visually striking aesthetics had generated a lot of buzz.

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DOMINIC CHAN

Dominic Chan joined Canon Hongkong in 2005, working in sales and marketing for EOS systems as well as technical support for Canon Professional Services. He began nurturing his interest in photography at a very young age, starting as a photography assistant for his secondary school's events. He also gained hands-on experience in professional photography when he worked as an assistant at a local university. He became a user of Canon products in 1999 as a university student after picking up his first EOS camera, an EOS 5 film camera. In 2003 he purchased his first digital SLR, an EOS 10D, making the transition from film to digital. Today he has a large EOS camera and lens collection, including his first EOS camera and the latest EOS 5D Mark IV.

 

Dominic shoots a wide range of subjects. His passions have included ecological photography – especially butterflies and birds – as well as landscapes, aircraft, railways and more. Dominic's work was selected as the blueprint for the design of one of the 2006 bird-themed Hong Kong Definitive stamps.

JUDGING CRITERIA

All photographs will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Creativity in interpreting the theme
  • Use of colour, light and shadow
  • Composition
  • Relevance to the theme

The organizer and judges have the final decision. No appeals will be entertained.