As is usual, we give lots of notice about our special End of Year Christmas Competition. Our Vice Chairman for 2011, Jeff Mein Smith, has set this years theme:
Photography with a Conscience/Purpose
Some of the most memorable photos ever have made poignant comments on or records of the human condition. While it won’t be easy in such a safe (dare I say ‘shallow’?) place as Hong Kong, try to present a single image (colour or black & white, print, or digital slide) that expresses for you one small but significant statement about the human condition. This singular image does not have to have people in it, but obviously some link with an aspect of human existence is essential.
You must also present a sealed envelope in which you have placed a simple written statement of intent, or what you think your photo ‘says’. That will be opened and read out after club members have voted on the images and said what they think each image means or expresses for them.
Please note: traditional slides won’t be accepted for logistic reasons.
Some examples can be found here.