TOKYO-2019 Editorial / General News

Do You Hear The People Sing?

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Ulana Switucha
  • Photo Date
    June 17, 2019

On June 17, 2019 an estimated 2 million protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong, a week after more than 1 million marched against proposed extradition legislation. Braving hot weather and dressed in black, people from all walks of life, every age, and profession walked peacefully in a demonstration of solidarity. Coming from every corner of the city and immobilizing public transport, the citizens voiced their opinion against the controversial legislation, the outbreak of violence earlier in the week and paid their respects to a protester that had fallen while hanging a banner.

Ulana Switucha has photographed throughout Asia for over 30 years and currently resides in Hong Kong. She creates evocative landscape, portrait and documentary photographs working in both colour and black and white. Influenced by a Japanese aesthetic, there is an evolving minimalist style and contemplative peacefulness in her recent work.