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4 December 2016
Kira Waison Lee hopes that his winning photo (above) will recreate a 'spiritual aura'. The scene came by accident and was captured on an iPhone 6s. Photos: Facebook/everyphototellsourstory
Kira Waison Lee hopes that his winning photo (above) will recreate a 'spiritual aura'. The scene came by accident and was captured on an iPhone 6s. Photos: Facebook/everyphototellsourstory

HK graduate student bags Nat Geo photo award

A Hong Kong graduate student has won the top prize from National Geographic for his photo of an after-rain scene in Kwun Tong.

Kira Waison Lee’s winning photo shows a girl reflected in rainwater on the ground, with the gathering dusk in the background.

Lee, a multiple winner in many photo contests, is a graduate student of Japanese studies in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a graduate of Hong Kong Polytechnic.

He said he hopes the photo, titled Girl Who Travels Through Time And Space, can recreate a “spiritual aura”.

The scene was captured on an iPhone 6s and came by accident, Lee said.

Lee lamented that Kwun Tong will look different when the government completes its urbanization plan for the district.

Asked if he wants to become a professional photographer, Lee said it is quite impossible, adding he might not make enough income.

Lee will receive his prize, which he said was beyond his expectations, at a formal awards ceremony in Taipei this Saturday.

Kira Waison Lee’s Facebook

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