Curator Selection / 2022 / /


According to the latest figures from the United Nations Human Rights Council (as of 24th May 2022), more than 14 million Ukrainians are displaced due to the Russian invasion since 24th February 2022. Half of these displaced Ukrainians left their country for the neighbourhood country such as Poland, Romania, and Hungary.

"Goodbyes" documented the moments when Ukrainians departed from their loved ones at Lviv train station in Ukraine at the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine War in March 2022.

Yuen Ching (Hesther) Ng (b. 1992) is a London-based Hong Kong freelance press photographer where works have been featured in national and international media outlets such as The Guardian, Forbes, BBC, The Times, Metro, Yahoo! News, CNN, TIME, and the Wall Street Journal etc. Her recent work in Ukraine was selected for gallery exhibitions in the UK and internationally and published in a magazine in Hong Kong.

Awards 2023 Canon Student Development Programme (EMEA region) - 100 finalist

​2022 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) Student category Press/War - Silver award

2022 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) State of the World - Curatorial selection

2021 1854 British Journal of Photography "Portrait of Britain 2021" - Finalist

2021 1854 British Journal of Photography "Portrait of Humanity 2021" - Finalist