PHOTOS: Yongkang Lu Photography Contest Winners

By That's Shanghai, September 26, 2016

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That's Shanghai and CNCREATE would like to thank everybody who participated in our Yongkang Lu Photography Competition

With the closure of the popular bar street, we teamed up with CNCREATE to showcase some of your photos of the famous bar street and bring good old times back through the medium of photography.

We asked for your submissions, and you voted. We're now excited to reveal the winners of the public vote held on our WeChat account and also the photos that CNCREATE's panel of experts have deemed the best in terms of professional technique. 

Let's go down memory lane once last time and have a look at the winners...

Public Vote Winners

3rd Place - Charles Rattray


2nd Place - Ryan O'Hara


1st Place - Byungmin Jeon


Expert Panel Choice Winners

The Panel

Amey Kandalgaonkar: Professional Photographer (whose works have been shown on CNN & many exhibitions in Shanghai)
Rolento Ong: Professional Photographer & Filmographer who shoots many projects in Singapore and China using many mediums to illustrate and highlight the themes of his work.
Tham Li: Professional Photographer/Journalist who travels around the world taking photos of people in developing countries and is the offical photographer for international street artists when they come to China.

3rd Place - Charles Rattray

Charles-Rattray.jpgAmey says: "It very well captures the nature of the space really well - rain, colorful shop logos, people having a drink and light at the end of the road."

Tham says: "The photo perfectly captures the times when Yongkang Lu had its rainy moments but it never dampened the spirit of the people there."

2nd Place - Photoyography

Photoyography.jpgAmey says: "It tells a good story. A girl in the background having a drink. People in the midground doing yoga with a guy on a scooter negotiating his way through. And finally a can of Coca-Cola in the foreground. This photo connects the observer, the drink and diverse activities that occur on Yongkang Lu."
Tham says: "This photo evokes what Yongkang Lu was also about other than drinking or eating. It was a place where there were plenty of community events that people enjoyed together who were from different cultures or places."

1st Place - Ryan O'Hara

Ryan-O-Hara.jpgRolento says: "This photo expresses the fun spirit of people going to YKL and what the spirit of the street was about, people having fun."
Tham says: "This photo also expresses that fun nature and also how people just adapted to their environments there, no matter time of the day you felt the energy there."
Amey says: "It captures the emotion of the street very well, friends just having fun on Yongkang Lu. But maybe a glass of drink is missing."

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