No Compromise

PhotographerChan Dick
Prize3rd Place in Editorial / Political
City/CountryHong Kong, Hong Kong
Photo Date2014 March
Entry Description

These young people, aged under 18, were part of a student group Scholarism, famous for its 2012 campaign against the government’s “brain-washing” political education project. Touching on Beijing’s nerves, they were the first to argue for the right of Civil Nomination, to ensure that Beijing cannot filter out candidates they don’t want as Hong Kong’s next leader. They were young, but they stood firmest. They won the hearts of Hong Kong people when more than 700k of them voted in support of Civil Nomination in an unofficial referendum held by Occupy Central. It’s clear. Hong Kong people would not compromise.

About Photographer

Both a commercial and fine-art photographer, Chan Dick is best known locally and internationally for the award-winning series “Chai Wan Fire Station”, which records the daily occurrences within the fire station courtyard from above. This series earned him first prize at the Hong Kong Photo Book Awards in 2015, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards in 2016. In 2017, a solo exhibition was held in Mirage Gallery in Japan for this series. This series has also been selected by Invisible Photographer Asia for showcasing at the 2015 Angkor Photo Festival, and presented at Japan’s 2016 Mount Rokko International Festival. His other works have also been shown at the international photography exhibitions of Hong Kong as well as Pingyao of China. Chan Dick held 4 solo exhibitions to date. His major projects explored socio-political issues within Hong Kong, most notably the 2014 series “No Compromise” that featured documented student activists. The series won him third place in the International Photography Awards (IPA) in the professional editorial/political category. His other series “Dismayland” won in the fine art category of the 2015 International Photography Awards (IPA).