/ 2020 / Architecture / Cityscape

Would someone find me a place called home? - Public housing in Hong Kong

  • Prize
    Silver in Architecture/Cityscape
  • Photographer
    Christoph Montebelli

On 25 December 1953, an enormous blaze destroyed a shantytown in Hong Kong, leaving more than 50,000 people without a home. The colonial government reacted with a massive construction effort: the fire became the starting point of the city’s public housing program – one of the largest of its kind. Public housing has become the preferred form of living in this expensive city, with nearly half of the population residing in some sort of governmentally-supported home. The series is part of a book project about public housing in four cities on four continents: Berlin, Havana, Hong Kong and Zanzibar.

Christoph Montebelli is an emerging German/Austrian photography artist and writer working between Europe in Africa. His photographic work focuses on urbanism and architecture. He holds degrees from the universities of Rome and Yale, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. Christoph's work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, Essaouira (Morocco) and other places.

Awards 2020 « Will someone find me a place called home? ». 1st prize, category cityscape, Fine Art Photography Awards.
2020 « Sous la lumière II ». Nomination, category architecture, Fine Art Photography Awards.
2019 « Sous la lumière ». Bronze Winner, category Fine Art, Abstract, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Paris, France.
2019 « Where are the leaves we cut? ». Nomination, Nuits Photographiques, Essaouira, Morocco.
2019 « The German Houses ». 1st prize, category cityscape, Fine Art Photography Awards.
2019 « Where are the leaves we cut? ». Nomination, category people, Fine Art Photography Awards.
2018 Street Photo Awards, Winner category « Streets and children », Paris, France.
2018 « Sous la lumière ». Collective Exhibition, Trieste Photo Days, Trieste, Italy.
2018 « Sous la lumière ». Finalist, Nuits Photographiques, Essaouira, Morocco.
2018 « Maroc Habitat ». Gold medal, category Architecture/Other, Maghreb Photography Awards, Paris, France.
2018 « Sous la lumière ». Finalist, Nuits Photographiques, Pierrevert, France.
2018 « Sous la lumière ». Nomination, category Architecture, Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK.
2018 « L’Isola del Sole ». Nomination, category Seascape, Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK.
2018 « Maroc Habitat ». Nomination, category Cityscape, Fine Art Photography Awards, London, UK.