Hong Kong is experiencing a major social transformation in 2019. Every moment can be a turning point in Hong Kong history. Images can often set the tone for major events and possibly define a social movement. Photojournalism has a distinct relationship with social movements and thus plays a critical role in the making of history. The talk will explore the role of photojournalism in history and society. This session is the first of the WMA Open Talk series.
Time: 11.1.2020 Saturday, 3:30 - 5:00pm | Venue: WMA Space | Moderator: Vennes Cheng | Speakers: Carol Lai, Paul Yeung, Vincent Yu
*Conducted in Cantonese (SI will not be provided)
About Speakers and Moderator:
Carol Lai currently teaches international journalism, media and politics at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Chinese University as adjunct associate professor while hosting a weekly Good Morning Hong Kong talk show at Radio Free Asia. She has solely authored Media in Hong Kong: Press freedom and political change (London: Routledge) and edited a dozen of media and culture books.
Paul Yeung embarked on his profession in photojournalism and education for many years. He has been working as a freelance photographer for local and international media, and as a part-time lecturer in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He published his photobook Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir in 2017.
Vincent Yu has worked as a photojournalist covering major news events across the Asia-Pacific region since 1985. His works received recognitions including the 2004 National Headliner Awards, 2010 World Press Photo Awards 3rd Prize 'People in the News' singles category, 2013 Picture of the Year Awards, Award of Excellence 'Photographer of the Year' and numerous Hong Kong Press Photographers Association Annual Awards.
Vennes Cheng is a scholar, researcher, writer, and independent curator based in Hong Kong. Her research areas include Hong Kong art archive, archival art practices, and historical and mnemonic contingency.