Life through my lens: Ethnic minority students document everyday life

Ethnic minority youths were asked to document their daily lives through a camera lens after a series of photography workshops to enable them to express themselves through images. We hope you will appreciate their work whole-heartedly and better understand them. Special thanks goes to Fuji Photo Products Co., Ltd and HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre – Services for Ethnic Minorities for lending their cameras to the youths.

──Ducky Tse, Curator
──Ellis Yip, Teacher

 

Champion

Reshma Gurung▼

Finalists

Ali Awais▼
Aqsa Hussain▼
Bilal Nawaz▼
Bijita Thapa▼
Jahair Khan▼
Jaswinder Pal Kaur▼
Kamran Mohammad▼
Naila Ansari▼
Zain Tariq▼

First runner-up

Enja Limbu▼

Second runner-up

Fozia Bibi▼

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Reshma Gurung
Nepalese
Age 16

It is not uncommon for ethnic minorities to visit their homeland or even study there for a period of time before returning to Hong Kong. A Nepalese girl visited her hometown during the summer and shared with us what she saw there.

Enja Limbu
Nepalese
Age 16

A salon a Nepalese person opened in Hong Kong. Many ethnic minority people feel that they cannot get their desired hairstyle at local salons because of the language barrier. That is why no matter how far they live, they will still visit salons opened by people of the same ethnicity in Hong Kong.

Fozia Bibi
Pakistani
Age 11

Muslim women usually wear long sleeves because their arms and feet should not be exposed in front of strangers. They also wear headscarves to cover their hair.

Ali Awais
Pakistani
Age 13

Henna is used to symbolise blessings and is used in weddings and religious occasions such as Eid and Diwali. It is a common cultural tradition in Nepal, India, Pakistan and the Middle East.

Aqsa Hussain
Pakistani
Age 13
Bilal Nawaz
Pakistani
Age 15

Ethnic minority youths show us their community through images. Out of the 72 participants, only a few took pictures of their own community. It seems as though they are detached from the community around them.

Bijita Thapa
Pakistani
Age 16
Jahair Khan
Pakistani
Age 14

Cricket originated from Britain and is a popular sport in India and Pakistan. South Asians in Hong Kong also play this sport.

‘My favourite sport is cricket. Cricket is one of the famous sports in the world.’ —– Jahair Khan

Jaswinder Pal Kaur
Indian
Age 14
Kamran Mohammad
Pakistani
Age 17

Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong have different religious beliefs, such as Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Do you know which religion the ceremony in the picture belongs to?

Naila Ansari
Indian
Age 12
Zain Tariq
Pakistani
Age 12
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