/ 2021 / Fine Art / Landscape

At Last Light

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Landscape
  • Photographer
    Justin Hui
  • Credit
    Justin Hui

At the setting of the sun, sand dunes create variations of light and shadow, washing viewers in darkness. Ushered in by sound and atmosphere, the photographs create a landscape of imagination like in a traditional Chinese painting. Each photograph progresses from dusk to nightfall at varying scales, moving from reality into abstraction.

The photographs transport viewers from reality into the imaginative realm, bridging viewers with the symbolic world.

Justin is an American architect and photographer based in Hong Kong. His work examines places shaped by the effects of globalisation, reflecting on themes of recontextualisation, mobility, and global visual culture to build a broader narrative of the contemporary city.

Recent works include Urban Africa, Made in China, which examines Chinese development throughout Africa and its impact on Africa's urban future.

Born in the United States, he spent half his life between Arizona and Hong Kong, and the rest in Basel, East Africa, and elsewhere.

Awards 2017 First Place, Royal Geographic Society John McDermott Photography Competition Masterclass
2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Exhibition Grant, Hong Kong
2014 Graham Foundation Research and Development Grant
2013 Robert Eidlitz Travel Fellowship, Cornell University
2012 Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Silver Medal, Cornell University
2008 Edwin E. Seipp Memorial Design Competition, Cornell University, First Place
2008 NOMA National Student Design Team Competition, First Place