Holding Occupied Ground

PhotographerDing Yuin Shan
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

A month into Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement, protestors have been holding their ground in Mong Kok's occupied areas against the police. This photo was taken in one evening when most protestors have left the occupied street to stay dry due to heavy downpour. Meanwhile, a handful of protestors, afraid police may use this opportunity to retake the occupied streets, braved the storm and stood in the middle of the street to claim their sovereignty. I was moved by this moment which showed the sheer determination of the student protestors.