Disqualified

PhotographerChan Dick 陳的
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyDSHOT
City/CountryHong Kong, Hong Kong
Photo DateAugust 2016
Technical InfoDigital
Entry Description

At age 23, Nathan Law was the youngest-ever person to be elected in as a Hong Kong legislator, and now jailed for starting the famous Umbrella Movement. Shortly after the election, Beijing made a new rule that shocked many - it disqualifies any legislator for not showing enough seriousness and sincerity when reading the oath of office. Nathan and five other pro-democracy legislators were disqualified from their seats. He now faces millions in legal fees and is likely to go bankrupt. “I won't give up fighting” - said Nathan at a press conference. Before entering the legislative battlefield, Nathan led the Umbrella Movement as a student representative. This photo was taken after the movement. He went back to the place where it all started, where the government threw the first teargas to peaceful protesters demanding universal suffrage for all.

About Photographer

Chan Dick loved to draw at a young age. He went on to study graphic design, and first began involved in photography when given his graduation assignment. As a still-life and architectural photographer, he is devoted to creating personal works, often touching on social issues and everyday life discoveries. He has held 7 solo photography exhibitions to date. While fascinated by simple lines and minimalistic compositions, Chan Dick’s works tend to embark on the ambiguous attraction between reality and illusion.