TIFA 2021 Editorial / Photo Essay

Hong Kong: The Disappeared Village

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

The Hong Kong government implements North East New Territories New Development Areas Planning, which involves converting several rural areas into residential and commercial land. Ma Shi Po Village is one of the villages undergoing demolition. The average age of the people in the village is over 60 years old. They all depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. Some of the villagers’ homes have been driven out by government officials using raids.

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.