Gold 2017 / People / Culture

Time To Rush Home

  • Photographer
    David Nam Lip LEE
  • Agency / Studio
    Kampong Kafe Galeri
  • Prizes
    Gold in People/Culture, Gold in People/Life Style, 1st place winner in People

This series of images were specifically captured an environment with expression of muslim people after they completed the congregation of the Bishwa Ijtema at Tongi, Bangladesh. One of the main transportation for the people to leave this place is train. Railway station is the place that tells us good stories and provides many different variety of composition for photography. During the assignment, expressions of people is the main target to be photographed. People hardly grab tickets for travelling home. They tired and have many belongings needed to carry. However, the demand of public transportation cannot be fulfilled. The railway authority can't even restrict people from sitting on the roof of the train. People helping each other with smiles on their faces showing joy and peace in their hearts. Little boys take opportunity to sell bottled water and snacks. I hope these people can be safe in their journey.

David Nam Lip LEE, 42 is married to Fui Yung and they have three lovely daughters. David completed his tertiary education in Sabah, abd his degree in 2002 at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Photography has helped David to establish a positive outlook on life and changed his view of the world. David believes the main reason of photography is to capture the moment of life. Images with impact emotion may let the viewers experience the same feeling. It also helps him to deliver messages that he wants to tell to his audience.