Against the Tide, Standing with Hong Kong
October 25, 2019
Hong Kong S.A.R., China
A protestor throws a tear gas canister back at the riot police in Tsuen Wan neighborhood in Hong Kong, S.A.R. on August 25th, 2019 following the end of a rally in which thousands participated. Over the last 12 weeks, violence has escalated as protestors attempt to find new ways to keep their demands alive.
“Living in Hong Kong where I grew up, I never anticipated that young people would rise up against Beijing, demanding changes in the election system. People wanted real democracy, but what did that mean to the Hong Kong people? There were debates in the street, something I had never witnessed before. People became politically active and politically minded.”
Nicole Tung is an American citizen born and raised in Hong Kong. She graduated from New York University in 2009 after studying journalism and history. After covering the conflicts in Libya and Syria extensively from 2011, focusing on the plight of civilians, she spent 2014 documenting the lives of Native American war veterans in the US, as well as former child soldiers in the DR Congo, the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, and the refugee crisis in Europe. She is a fellow of the International Women’s Media Foundation and the GroudnTruth Project. She has received multiple awards for her work from the International Photo Awards, Society of Professional Journalists, PX3, and was named PDN's 30 Under 30 Emerging Photographers, among others. Nicole was given the honorable mention for the IWMF 2017 Anja Niedringhaus Awards, and awarded the 2018 James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online News Association. She has exhibited her work at the Annenberg Space for Photography in L.A., the Freilicht Museum in Germany, and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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