Honorable Mention / 2018 / Press / Travel/Tourism

Cattle Camp

  • Company
    Kampong Kafe Galeri
  • Photographer
    David Nam Lip LEE

Suri People do not really eat cattle but they sacrificed for ceremonial reasons, for example funeral and marriage. Suri men cover their naked bodies by ash, and add marks by soil and cattle dung. The place for the Suri people to live in the cattle camp is simple and unsafe during the night time. Milk is main food source of Suri people. They drink milk directly from cattle. Fresh blood drinking is ritualistically followed. A sharp arrow puncture the jugular vessel of the cattle.
Stick fighting is a ritual event and sport of the Suri tribe. The audiences will circulate the contestant, and armed with long stick and gunfire during the fight.

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.

Awards 2016
• 14th ANNUAL LUCIE AWARDS
Nominated and awarded the Photographer Discovery Of The Year;

• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
First Prize and Special Photographer of the Year;

• PRIX DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, PARIS (PX3) 2016 COMPETITION
Fine Art (Peopel) - Gold Award

• SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD’S 2016
Remarkable Artwork Award

• NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Finalist and was featured in CNN and BBC News in May 2016. The photograph was exhibited at Everyman Cinema at King Cross Station of London.

• PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PSA)
Awarded Portfolio Distinctions SPSA (Silver)

2017
• INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS (IPA)
Deeper Perspective Category - 3rd Prize;
People (Culture) - 1st Prize;

• MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA)
People Category - 1st Prize (Professional Section);

• TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (TIFA)
People (Children) Category - Gold Winner (Professional Section);
People (Culture) - Gold Winner (Professional Section);

2018
• PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PSA)
Awarded Portfolio Distinctions GPSA (Gold)

• SIENA INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD’S 2018
Fascinating Faces and Characters Category – 1st winner Pangea Prize

• MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS (MIFA)
People (Portrait) Category – Gold Winner (Professional Section);