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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Fine Art / Portrait

Portrait of Hong Kong: A Search For Identity

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Fine Art / Portrait
  • Photographer
    Todd Darling

Portrait of Hong Kong: Search for Identity is a collaborative portrait project that memorializes Hong Kongers struggle for an identity while highlighting the social issues that face the city’s inhabitants during the popular anti-government movement. Individually the portraits and text may tell a simple story about daily life or address larger issues such as universal suffrage or inequality, but as a whole they tell a nuanced story about Hong Kong and her people. 

Todd R. Darling is an American documentary photographer based in Hong Kong for sixteen years, where he began his career photographing the Umbrella Movement for Polaris Images in 2014. He studied Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism at the International Centre of Photography and the Eddie Adams workshop XXX in 2017. He’s currently studying at the Savannah College of Arts and Design.