Deaf artist wins inaugural Hsinchu City photo contest

Taiwan Today
Date: December 23, 2015

Pan Ting-jung, a deaf painter turned lensman, was awarded a trophy

Pan Ting-jung’s touching train station-themed series is worthy winner of the inaugural Hsinchu City Love Photo Shooting competition. (Courtesy of Hsinchu City Government)

Pan Ting-jung’s touching train station-themed series is worthy winner of the inaugural Hsinchu City Love Photo Shooting competition. (Courtesy of Hsinchu City Government)

and cash prize of NT$100,000 (US$3,030) as winner of Hsinchu City’s inaugural Love Photo Shooting competition Dec. 23.

With Hsinchu Station as the theme of his four-piece series, Pan depicts commonly seen aspects at the historic facility in northern Taiwan—passengers waiting on the platform, ticket gates, an approaching train and nearby nighttime street scenes—to convey the mood of travelers.

“Pan’s work demonstrates good pictures can transcend various obstacles in life while capturing the artistic beauty of the moment,” said chief panel judge Chen Wen-pin, a retired high school teacher who has documented the sights of Hsinchu with photos over the years.

Graduated from National Taiwan Academy of Arts, the forerunner of National Taiwan University of Arts, Pan used to work in advertising and animation. He was also a frequent winner of numerous painting contests.     [FULL  STORY]

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