Silver 2020 / Editorial / Political


  • Photographer
    Vivek Prakash
  • Agency / Studio
    Agence France-Presse (Afp)
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Political

Hong Kong's widespread street and mall protests, starting in June 2019, prompted millions of citizens to take to the streets in repeated shows of strength in numbers over the course of seven months. This series is a look at the overwhelming numbers of people who have mobilised as part of this movement. At the movement's peak, protests drew up to two million citizens to the streets, according to organiser estimates; regular crowd sizes of over 1 million were a regular occurrence throughout the summer of 2019.

Vivek Prakash is a photographer based in Hong Kong. He has worked as a wire photographer for over 15 years, first as staff photographer for Reuters based in Singapore and India, and then as a freelancer for Agence Fence-Press (AFP) and European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Hong Kong. He has wide experience in shooting news, sports and features across Asia, and his photos have been featured on many top news websites, newspapers and magazines since 2005 onwards.