TOKYO-2019 People / Self-Portrait


  • Prize
    Gold in People/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Hoi Man Tang
  • Technical Info
    1/40, Iso 6400, F2.8
  • Photo Date
    November 2018

This is a eulogy for my aunt, Lydia. She brought me up to be a Christian but I walked away from the church at the age of 12. I found myself unable to become the man she wanted me to be. This character is a reflection of me with my grief and uncertainty after her death. “...and a man very often lives on, imagining that he still hold intact the religious doctrine imparted to him in childhood, whereas in fact not a trace of it remains” (Leo Tolstoy, A Confession). I live on, without any trace of god nor her.