Patients displaying Covid-19 symptoms lay in beds as they wait at a temporary holding area outside Caritas Medical Centre on February 15, 2022 in Hong Kong, China. Health authorities confirm a new daily record of 1,600 infections while near a record high of 5,400 people tested preliminary positive. At least 10,000 infected people are waiting to be admitted to Hong Kong hospitals as cases overwhelm the public health care system.

Award of Excellence

Anthony Kwan
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Hong Kong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hok Chun (Anthony) Kwan moved to the United States in 2003. He currently lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, travelling frequently to Asia. In 2011, while studying engineering at the University of Minnesota, Kwan joined the university’s student newspaper The Minnesota Daily as a staff photographer thus unintentionally launching his career in photojournalism. What began as a casual interest grew into an all-consuming passion and eventually led Kwan to abandon his engineering career and become a professional freelance photographer. Gaining access to the lives and stories of his subjects, Kwan captures candid moments of emotion, truth, and, at times, humor. Anthony Kwan’s photographs have been published in print and online for The Minnesota Daily, American Public Media, Minnesota Public Radio and Associated Press. He has also been awarded photographic prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Collegiate Press in recognition of his breaking news, general news, and sports photography. Kwan has travelled to Japan, Hong Kong, and all over North America in his photographic pursuits. Currently, he is working on several personal projects, freelancing, and is available for assignment.

[ GENERAL NEWS ] A single photograph of a news event or social issue for which planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for General News
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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