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Hong Kong photographer wins NatGeo photo prize

Written by
Olivia Lai

Hong Kong photographer Andy Yeung has bagged second place in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 'cities' category for his incredible aerial shot of Whampoa Garden. 

Yeung, whose signature landscape and architecture photos frequently grace social media pages, was awarded second place thanks to this photograph entitled Walled City #08. The winning shot, taken from Whampoa Garden housing estate in Hung Hom, was inspired by the now demolished Kowloon Walled City. The stunning still perfectly reflects Hong Kong’s densely packed buildings and city planning.

As Yeung describes: “Hundreds of houses were stacked on top of each other and there was very little open space. The Kowloon Walled City may be gone, but its legacy remains. It exists in Hong Kong’s modern architecture and stacked apartments, which have been built to accommodate the masses.”

It’s exciting to see local talents being recognised on an international platform and we look forward to seeing what Yeung snaps next. To see Yeung’s winning photo and his complete Walled City photo series, click here.

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