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In pictures: Filipino domestic helper comes second in National Geographic Hong Kong youth photo competition

Joan Pabona’s photo Sacrifice took first runner up in the People and Happenings in Hong Kong section behind Henry Wong’s Spirit Of Hong Kong. See our gallery of winners and runners-up below

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 February, 2018, 2:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 February, 2018, 2:16pm

A Filipino domestic worker is among those honoured in a National Geography youth photo competition.

Joan Pabona placed first runner-up in the People and Happenings in Hong Kong section. Her black-and-white image titled Sacrifice shows a worker in a helmet surrounded by safety nets used for bamboo scaffolding. The image was taken from a residential building in Happy Valley.

The winner of that section was Henry Wong Chun-heng for his image Spirit Of Hong Kong showing men pushing carts in the fishing village of Lau Fau Shan.

Lee Sai-kit placed first in the “Places in Hong Kong” section with his shot Morning Fog.

“When I arrived in Tsim Sha Tsui in the early morning, Victoria Harbour was enveloped in thick fog. I was prepared to return empty-handed when the sun suddenly came out. The fog lifted and even the top levels of buildings on the opposite shore were clearly visible. A ferry emerged from the fog and added vitality to this photo,” Lee says.

Runner-up was Poon Chi-leung with a shot of Tai O.

Winner of the “Future of Hong Kong “ section was Marcus Chow Zi-hao with his image Light Years Away, a nod to the city’s trams, while Caleb Ho Wai-hon’s shot taken during Typhoon Hato took the Mobile Photography section.

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Judging the competition, which attracted 3,518 entries from 13 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the mainland, Europe and the US, were Michael Yamashita, photographer for National Geographic, nature photographer Samson So, and Lee Yung-shih, editor in chief of National Geographic Magazine’s Chinese edition.