Award of Excellence

Chan Long Hei

Hong Kong
Protesters use graffiti to deface an emblem of Hong Kong during their occupation in the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019.
Chan Long Hei (b. 1994) is an independent photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. After studying Social Policy in university, Chan began working as a photojournalist with various local and international media outlets, including Initium Media, The Reporter (Taiwan), European Pressphoto Agency and Bloomberg News. After receiving several local and international photography awards in the field of reporting, Chan began publishing his own work in 2017. He has published two photo books including “Hong Kong is beautiful, isn’t it?” (2019) and The Unspeakable (2020). He now devotes his time to documenting social phenomena and developing his personal photography projects.

[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for non-COVID-19 single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.

Judges for Spot News
Abir Abdullah
Nariman El Mofty
Bryan van der Beek
Shiho Fukada
Wonsuk Choi