Tam Hoi Ying, alumna del Máster de Fotohrafía y Diseño de ELISAVA, ganadora del D&AD Next Photographer Award 2016 con you proyecto final de Master
Tam Hoi Ying, Master Photography and Design student, wins D&AD Next Photographer Award 2016 with her Final Project form the Master
Getty Images and D&AD are proud to present this year’s Next Photographer winner. Tam is a Hong Kong-Chinese photographer, who grew up in Hong Kong, the former British colony and an exceptionally free land in China. She feels the obligation to raise awareness of the human rights situation in China. Interested in visual storytelling, she uses photos to interpret various social issues, to provoke thinking and to speak for people who have been silenced.
The winning work from Tam is a series of images, to challenge the paradox of the law protecting yet suppressing people’s freedom, and to question the fragility of the Chinese regime. When freedom of opinion and expression means inciting the subversion of state power, when political freedom means endangering the safety of the state, when freedom of gathering means disrupting public order, when freedom of thought means provoking crimes, when the police become our enemy, and the law becomes a weapon for the government to violate human rights – what can we rely on to protect us?