Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Nature / Flowers


  • Photographer
    Wen Chih Huang
  • Agency / Studio
    Wen Chih Huang
  • Technical Info
    Leica Q (typ 116)
  • Photo Date

HANABI, is the collection of every flower once bloomed and was there for us. HANABI means firework in Japanese, “花火” is written as Japanese Kanji.  “花” and “火”, separately, have two different meaning. “花”, as flower, symbolizes life; “火”, as fire, symbolizes burn to death.  The beauty of flowers is here today and gone tomorrow, the glorious moment is short like firework. HANABI is the record that I want to seize for the fleeting opportunity and pay my respect to great life.

Believer in the spirits of all living things. Through photography each of our beautiful stories can be told. Inspired by Buddhist teachings, Wen Chih Huang believes all living things have a spirit, and all things mundane are impermanent. Each encounter is the result of fate, as is the process of photography – each image captures a single moment in life. Using single-lens cameras and cell phones, each of his photographs record a moment, an encounter. Over time, these records begin to influence each other, forming their own story and starting a dialogue between us all.