TIFA 2021 Architecture / Cityscapes


  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Cityscapes
  • Photographer
    Catherine Kaling Leung
  • Agency / Studio
    Catkaling Photography
  • Technical Info
    Olympus E-m1 Mark Iii Camera, M. Zuiko Ed 300mm F4 Pro Lens, F16, 1/2500, Iso 1250
  • Photo Date

This is a photo of migrant seagulls flying above the Deep Bay wetland in Hong Kong. Right across the bay lies the cityscape background of Shenzhen, China, where stylishly-designed gigantic structures keep growing higher and higher, in contrast to the humble low-rise buildings already there. The "crane" on one of the rooftops is but one of the many in this skyline, which symbolises how this shore will grow into a super-enormous steel and glass jungle within several years. How can we ensure wildlife sustainability in our fast-growing architectural jungle?

FRPS (Creative), ARPS (Pictorial), ARPS (Creative); MEd (Distinction), HKU; MA (Credit), CityU, PCEd (Distinction), HKU; BA (First-Class Hons), CUHK With Catkaling's solid artistic, literary and philosophical background, she is capable of visualizing and materializing poetic beauty in her works. She has also conquered Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa, and Mt Elbrus, the highest in Europe. The same courage drives her to venture into the realm of creative photography. The originality of her work has been recognised both locally and internationally with with prizes and grants.