2020 / People / Children

A Little Hope

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    Urim Hong

A music school, established to bring hope to the children of Cité Soleil, is where I met Luxon. When I met him for the first time last year, he was the happiest boy on earth with his new violin. A year later, however, the boy was downcast. Water on the brain was causing his head to grow bigger day after day. He came to me with a big cap on his head to cover his head. I asked guardedly, "Luxon, do you still like playing the violin? How about a tune for me?" With his eyes closed, the boy played the happy birthday song just in time to meet a ray of light. A little light of hope.

Urim Hong is a photographer who searches for light in the isolated world. After majoring in the humanities as well as pedagogy, he taught children for a decade and, in that process, found himself called to photography. He majored in photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Currently, he is leading a project for the children and orphans in Citi Soleil, a small village within the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. He was selected as Editorial Photographer of the year at the 2018 IPA, 2019 MIFA and PDNedu Awards, 2020 IPA Documentary(Editorial) winner.