I am Leeh Ann. I'm currently living and working here in Hong Kong as a domestic worker for more than 3 years now. I'm into photography and this helps me a lot to overcome being lonely and homesick while I am here and away from my family. Another reason why I enjoy photography is because it helps me to show the real me, it helps me to become a better me. In the process of learning things about photography, I can see my self learning and growing so it helps me a lot to improve not only in taking photos but as a person too.
For the series of photos I have for this event I have chosen the theme "Languages of Photography" because just like language, photography helps me to express what is on my mind and what I feel. Through taking photos, I can show others the ideas that are inside my head and how I see the world or things around me. I also prefer to showcase my photos in black and white because I think it will help me show more the things / emotions that I want others to see on my photos. Most of my photos are also taken in street ( street photography) because scenes in the street always fascinates me. Being out in the street and shooting excites me every time. It somehow brings positive feelings to me and I think these positive feelings are shown in the photos I have taken. I will also say that being exposed to different people and events in the street while shooting also helps me to become a better person. Being faced with different scenarios, I am able to learn how to adapt and adjust that helps me in a good way. With these things, I don't only grow as a photographer but most of all I grow to become a better person. And as a domestic worker,these things I am learning in street and in photography also helps me to do good in my job as I can also apply the things I am learning in my daily routine. So I can proudly say that being a domestic worker and an aspiring photographer at the same time is something to be proud of.