13 Award Winning Photographers on Framing a Slice of Life

 
Photograph/Peng Li

Photograph/Peng Li

Peng Li began his photographic journey 10 years ago, in 2005. Prior to this, he worked for a government association in China. His deep interest in exploring social issues has led him to win the first prize in HIPA’s Night Photography category.

Peng Li began his photographic journey 10 years ago, in 2005. Prior to this, he worked for a government association in China. His deep interest in exploring social issues has led him to win the first prize in HIPA’s Night Photography category.

“Standing in front of the Diaojiaolou house made me feel like as if I was witnessing multiple stories, all at the same time.”

Diaojiaolou houses are native to the ethnic communities in the south western provinces of China. The houses are constructed on wooden pillars and are usually found on sloping areas. Although they look precarious, the structures are strong and house several restaurants and hotels. Each section of the structure is always brimming with activity. So rather than being an architectural shot, it is the documentation of various stories and activities going on in the different establishments. It is almost like an amalgamation of the old with the new.

Peng’s Tip
Making Images with a Message
It is simply not enough to know how to make a technically sound photograph. There has to be an underlying theme or message to the image. Unless this purpose is not evident, then your photograph may not hold as much value.

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