TIFA 2021 Editorial / General News

Hong Kong: Covid-19 Lockdown

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Man Hei Leung
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm Xpro 3
  • Photo Date
    2021

The covid-19 epidemic in Hong Kong is serious. In order to achieve zero diagnosis, the Hong Kong government implemented a sudden lockdown to detect carriers in the area. The longest time in the closed area is three days, but the poor arrangement of the closed area makes some residents homeless, making them need to sleep in some nearby 24-hour shops. ​

Leung Man Hei was born in 1999 and grew up in Hong Kong. Studying Journalism and Communication at university, became a photojournalist, and worked for various local and overseas media, including Hong Kong Citizen Media, SYMedia Lab, NurPhoto Agency, etc. Leung has won local and international photography awards, including multiple International Photography Awards (IPA), Henderson Warmth Foundation Communication Scholarship (HWFCS) Awards, etc. Now an independent photographer, focusing on recording the current situation of society and developing a personal photography project.