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Harbour Sights Wheelock Photography Competition Winners Announce and Harbour, City, Sky Photographic Exhibition Commences in Hong Kong Maritime Museum

HONG KONG, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The winners of the Harbour Sights Wheelock Photography Competition1 were revealed at an award ceremony held at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central on 26 November. An overwhelming response of over 800 image entries was received and six stunning images were chosen as winners of the competition.

Open-Champion Ha Cheuk Hung
Open-Champion Ha Cheuk Hung

The award-giving was followed by the opening ceremony of Harbour, City, Sky Photography Exhibition, organized by Wheelock Properties (Hong Kong) Limited, in partnership with the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, the Harbourfront Commission and The Photographic Heritage Foundation. The Hon. Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR was the officiating guest of the opening ceremony. The exhibition, curated by Edward Stokes, is the first photographic exhibition to focus solely on Victoria Harbour and to explore the beauty and diversity of Victoria Harbour seen through the eyes of two Hong Kong-based photographers, Rogan Coles and Nicholas Kitto.

The exhibition presents 22 images of Victoria Harbour2 featuring the harbour's foreshores, promenades, views of the city, its tourist areas, its waterfront recreation facilities, as well as the ships, ferries and small craft that ply its waters.

"We are pleased to be continuing our tradition of celebrating nature in our partnership with the Photographic Heritage Foundation for the third consecutive year. Tonight, we pay tribute to a subject that all Hong Kong residents are deeply proud of, our heritage, our roots and a critical component of Hong Kong's prosperity and success: the Victoria Harbour," said Douglas Woo, Chairman of Wheelock and Company.

Harbour, City, Sky Photography Exhibition will be held at Hong Kong Maritime Museum3 from 27 November to 31 December 2015. Admission is free.

1'Harbour Sights' Wheelock Photography Competition

The photo competition is now in its third year, following the success of Wheelock Peak Exposure Photo Competition in 2013 and Live It Up Wheelock TKO Photo Contest in 2014. The event aims to bring the communities together in a meaningful way, promote social interaction and appreciate our heritage and natural beauty.

Open Category (winners and prizes)

Champion

HA, Cheuk Hung

Nikon DSLR DF Camera

1st Runner Up

CHOW, Ho Sum

Nikon D7200 Camera

2nd Runner Up

LEI, Mei Yan Louisa

Nikon1 J5 Camera

Student Category (winners and prizes)

Champion

KAN, Yin To Daniel

Savannah College of Art and Design Photography Workshop

1st Runner Up

CHEUNG, Yiu Him

Page One Bookstore Coupon $2,000

2nd Runner Up

CHUNG, Yan Wah

Page One Bookstore Coupon $1,000

Voters' Choice Award        

Mr. IP, Ngai Leung

Nikon AW130 Camera

Winners' images high res files download- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ant7yhy7vwe9b3e/AADdXbPj8IilIorw2PSP-3TLa?dl=0

2'Harbour, City, Sky' Photography Exhibition

Images and photo captions download- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kjozup29ssxzeyi/AADwiOratfxitcrq4D_tPgfda?dl=0

Exhibition Curator: Edward Stokes

Featured Photographers: Rogan Coles, Nicholas Kitto

Edward Stokes

Edward Stokes is a well-known photographer and writer. He grew up in Hong Kong and returned to the city to work on natural landscape projects in 1993. His first-published work, Hong Kong's Wild Places, is a highly regarded, evocative portrayal of the evolution of the natural landscape, describing the interplay between man and the land. Each of his books explores a different part of Hong Kong. He is founder of The Photographic Heritage Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.

Nicholas Kitto

Hong Kong-based photographer Nicholas Kitto specializes in photographing historical buildings and landscapes. He has published several photographic essays, including King Yin Lei and Monuments to Education, exploring the beauty of Hong Kong's declared monuments. Originally from the Isle of Man, Nick has lived and worked in a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East, and has made Hong Kong his home since 1983.

Rogan Coles

Rogan Coles is a professional photographer. Hong Kong, his home since 1994, has a visual drama that entices and fascinates him. Rogan has a special interest in recording images of ordinary people and the lives they live. His commercial work includes urban landscapes and architecture, subjects he has photographed throughout Asia.

3The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is located at Pier 8, Central Ferry Piers, Hong Kong. The Museum is a short walk away from the Star Ferry Pier. The museum is opened from 9:30 to 17:30 Mondays to Fridays, and 10:00 to 19:00 on weekends and Public Holidays. More details about the Museum can be found on their website - http://hkmaritimemuseum.org/eng/.

Ceremony and exhibition images download- https://www.dropbox.com/sh/38a6608lgvwlie9/AABIap72qzvBB3rJFdNGwE6va?dl=0

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