The WMA Masters
The WMA Masters seeks to spark dialogue and nurture awareness on social issues in Hong Kong through photography. It is a part of the WMA Programme series. Every June, the WMA Masters invites both local and international image makers to submit photography-based entries on an annual theme—which have included “Poverty,” “Waste,” “Air,” “Identity” and “Mobility”— to engage creators in discussions over issues relevant to the theme. The theme for 2017/18 is “Transition.”
Between June and September, candidates can each submit a series of photos. Participants are encouraged to interpret annual themes freely, but should submit entries related to Hong Kong. An international panel of judges will then pick a winner, who will be awarded HK$250,000, and finalists, who will each receive HK$15,000. The work of the finalists will be exhibited in Hong Kong.