TIFA 2022 Editorial / Photo Essay

The Covid Cycle of Hong Kong

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Photo Essay, 2nd Place winner in Editorial
  • Photographer
    Man Hei Leung
  • Technical Info
    Sony A7iii
  • Photo Date

In early 2022, the fifth wave of Covid broke out in Hong Kong. About 1 million people in Hong Kong have been infected and 9,000 have died from Covid. Hong Kong's medical system is no longer affordable, resulting in the need for additional temporary beds in outdoor areas of hospitals. The Hong Kong government has implemented different policies in response to the Covid, such as closing hair salons and sports venues, and restricting restaurants to no more than two people per meal. But the failure to stop the spread of Covid has left the funeral under pressure and unable to multiple bodies.

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 HK01, SYMedia Lab, NurPhoto Agency, etc. Leung has won local and international photography awards, including the College Photographer Of The Year Award (Cpoy) , Hong Kong Press Photographers Association ”Focus at the Frontline” Photo Competition, multiple International Photography Awards (IPA), Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), etc. Now an independent photographer, focusing on recording the current