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Two decades of photography

A 1996 protest at Rennie's Mill, then a refugee area in Hong Kong. Copyright: Stephen Shaver.

A 1996 protest at Rennie’s Mill, then a refugee area in Hong Kong. Copyright: Stephen Shaver.

As part of 20th anniversary celebrations, the Human Rights Press Awards are showing a select number of photographs dating back to 1996, the first year the prize was given.

Sixteen photographers are currently being featured at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong (2 Lower Albert Road, Central) until March 31, 2016.

The FCC is a private club. However, members of the public can view the photos at the Main Bar from 10am-noon, or 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Please check in at the front counter.

2014 - Xyza

A Hong Kong maid looked at the burns she allegedly suffered at the hands of an employer. Copyright: Xyza Cruz Bacani

The photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani was a Filipino maid working in Hong Kong when she started work on a series documenting the physical abuse of domestic workers. Her striking black and white images, above, caught the attention of the HRPA judges, even though she was not a professional photographer at the time.