Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Personality

City Soleil : The Last Moment

  • Photographer
    Urim Hong
  • Technical Info
    Leicamp, 35mm, 1/125, F16, Iso 800
  • Photo Date

Once a passionate pupil of the violin in City Soleil, had now become a downcast boy with a big cap who no longer had interest in playing. Water on the brain was causing his head to grow bigger day after day. "If it's okay," I asked guardedly, "could you play once more for me, Luxon?" I had a sudden feeling that we only had little moment left together. With his eyes closed, the boy played his tune just in time to meet a ray of light.

Urim Hong is a photographer who searches for light in the isolated world. After majoring in the humanities as well as pedagogy, he taught children for a decade and, in that process, found himself called to photography. He majored in photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Currently, he is leading a project for the children and orphans in Citi Soleil, a small village within the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. He was selected as Editorial Photographer of the year at the 2018 IPA, 2019 MIFA and PDNedu Awards, 2020, 2022 IPA Documentary(Editorial) winner.