The Dulwich
Photo
Competition

德威摄影大赛
Winners of 2021
Thanks everyone for participating! We've received more than 700 entries from 13 schools and 20 countries.
Theme categories

Grand Prize

Sustainable Solutions

Abandoned Traditions

Andy Law
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi
Parents

I had heard of a place in Suzhou where there were was still a traditional fishing village. I had to go! Upon my arrival, I was a little saddened that this once busy village, was now not so. Boats were moored to the docks, with many seemingly weathered and abandoned. Could it be from over-fishing? Or maybe the efficiency of modern practices? Whatever the reason, it was a sad sight to see!

A Living World

1st place

顽强的生命

yong zheng
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Parents

拍摄于内蒙古额济纳胡杨林。胡杨树生长在自然条件严酷的荒漠中,却伴随着风沙凛冽千年挺立。历久弥坚戈壁上,迎寒耐暑战狂沙;顽强的生命力激励着人们不畏艰辛困苦,勇往向前的奋斗精神。

2nd place

The Dancing House

Yixun Sun
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 6

This photo was taken last year at Prague, Czech Republic. This is the famous Dancing House. They are like two dancers. The elegant woman on the left and the strong man in the right. Lighting up the night...

3rd place

Our living world

Nandita Venkatesh Kurinchi
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

It portrays a woman trying to shield herself from this smoke trying to engulf her.  The color scheme is dull and greenish to communicate that the environment is toxic in nature. Her body language including her stretched to hands make her look fierce. The vignette & contrast

A kingfisher

Hannah Liu
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 6

A beautiful and colorful kingfisher in my community.

Sustainable Solutions

2nd place

红土地上的大风车

YALIN HAN
Dehong Xi'an International Chinese School
Year 5

人类的可持续发展
红土地上的大风车
在落地昆明机场前拍下了这壮观的一幕;能源始终贯穿人类科技的发展,煤、石油都对地球造成了不同程度的污染,风电、太阳能,清洁能源的发展为人类可持续发展提供了可能!

3rd place

Hazy air

Fiona Chiu
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

This piece is about air pollution’s impact on the humanity. The gas mask and the luxurious dress form an irony to critique the presence of air pollution

The Banquet

Vanessa Ashley Teong
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

Portrays the hidden desire and selfishness of human hidden behind their classy demeanour. The organised clothing, incorporated with golden earrings and necklace as accessories reflects on the upper-class society. The juxtaposition of the lack of cutleries used, the bloody hand grasping the raw meat with both of her hands shows the inner animal of human and their greed in consuming resources.

My Community

1st place

Street Vendor

Damia Hisham
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

This was taken in my home country of Malaysia during a busy day. Conveying the active, less urban life in Malaysia which I think people neglect when they look at Malaysia's culture especially in a modern age today surrounded by skyscrapers and technology as far as the eye can see. Taken with a film camera with a black and white film as a way to "transport" the audience back in time.

2nd place

Colourful houses

Matthew James Russell Spencer
Dulwich College Seoul
Teachers & Staff

These colourful houses in Gamcheon Culture Village (Busan, Korea) used to be slums, and the area is known as the 'Macchu Pichu of Busan'.

3rd place

Spring Festival

Leyi ZHANG
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 4

We stayed in Shanghai for a special Spring Festival.

Digital Life

1st place

Rebirth from Fire

Damia Hisham
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

This photo is focused on the generation of people born from the ‘fire’ that destroyed the traditional values and expectations of conservative societies. It shows the individuals reaching for the sky among text recording their modern values. Their body language shows confidence and freedom. The glowing letters echo the symbolism of Fire signifying destruction and creation.

2nd place

Sunny Dong
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 4

每个人都有一个读书梦。就像高基尔说的一样,书是人类进步的阶梯,终身的伴侣,诚挚的朋友。在书走进我们生活的那一刻,我们就已经依赖上了它。

3rd place

Matilda

小莫 孟
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 2

Photoed by iPhone by 8 years old girl.In the picture is her sister, who is acting as Matilda.

Go Home

Elaine Wu
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Parents

A peasant woman on her way home. I took this picture in 2017 during a trip to Wuyuan, China.

Things in Motion

1st place

Serendipity

Maggie Xu
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 10

A single water droplet that fell upon a stone pavement, creating an unexpectedly beautiful moment. The rippling effects in the crown-shaped splash and minuscule droplets have been captured in mid-air, as if time froze in this exact second.

2nd place

Ghost rider

Livia O'Hare
Dehong Xi'an International Chinese School
Year 4

The time has come
Nobody ever said that life was fair now
Go-carts and traffic cones are treasures they will bear
In the summer heat
'Cause I'm a Ghost rider
And you ain't going nowhere
Well, well, well, what have we here?
How could I dare
Someone like me who's been mainly nowhere
They say there's always magic in the air
But when you're walking down the street going nowhere

Taxis waiting outside Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Crystal Yang
Dulwich College Beijing
Teachers & Staff

This photo was taken from the bridge connects the airport arrival level and the parking lot building. The lane underneath the bridge was full of taxis waiting for travelers. Taxis waiting there can be the witness of all human life flavors, such as the sweetness of people traveling home, the sourness of people rushing into the city for a business trip, etc. Things in motion, things with emotion.

Mushroom spin

Tharmone Autchariyajinda
Dulwich College Seoul
Year 5

Really fun and dizzy. It is fast but I can capture the right moment. This place is at Children’s grand park.


The never-ending Tunnel

Alvina Wan
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 12

With this new generation, time has never stopped. It's important to recognise the importance of suspension, and in turn respect the moments that come once in a lifetime.

3rd place

Birds Take Flight

Hugo Jun-Wei Mathis
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 9

A flock of birds flying next to shanghai tower, in view of the Huang-Pu river below.

More Directions, More Choices

Andy Law
Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi
Parents

As the world becomes more connected, the choices we are given become more vast.

Growing up, I never had to make so many decisions based on their impact to the environment.

But, in these times we do! It’s our social duty to ensure that society is educated on the impacts of our choices.

Think Nothing

Chelsea Hong
Dulwich College Beijing
Alumni

This photo was taken at the Prater Park in Vienna, Austria, where the movie "Before Sunrise" was taken. Taking rides is a great way to give away stress. The vigorous the ride is, the better. These days I get too much stress from work, so I sometimes look at this photo and wish to go back, take the ride, and empty my thoughts away.

Hope

1st place

WishLocks

Gordon Zong
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 6

This is a photo taken in Chengdu. I found this peculiar line of locks and this wish particularly. This is just a simple wish yet made by a lot of people. All these locks are wishes made by local people. They wish that these wishes will never go away until they come true. As abnormal as it might sound, these locks are the hopes of many towns people.

Feed me!

Andrew James Wood
Dulwich College (Singapore)
Teachers & Staff

A doting father tending to his hopeful, hungry offspring.

Hug

Patty Lee
Dulwich College Seoul
Parents

Hug your loved ones and let them know everything will be alright.

2nd place

Degas Ballerinas and Me (media art exhibition jeju)

Leah Howden
Dulwich College Seoul
Year 7

Degas was painting ballerinas with such beauty and grace and yet these teenagers were daughters of poor workers. Life was difficult for them and being at the Opera de Paris was their only chance to become someone. I am looking at them with mixed emotions. Hope is timeless

On My Way

凌禾 胡
Dulwich College Suzhou
Year 11

I took this picture in Old Town of Lijiang. I went out from the homestay in the morning and met this scene. The shops in the town were not open yet, but this lady showed up early, carrying grapes in one hand, strawberries in the other, and a big basket on her back.

What was she thinking about at that time?

“Hope i can sell them all. “ I guessed.

Mountain Child

Sean Liu
Dulwich College Beijing
Year 11

I met the child outside a small hut in the deep mountains of Shangrila. He was raised by his grandparents. The condition is harsh in the mountains, yet the child displayed so much joy, innocence and hope that truly touched me.

A Greeting In The Old Market

Yixun Sun
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 6

The pandemic has almost come to an end and people are taking the masks all off to experience the meeting of old friends they haven't seen for months. The Old City of Jerusalem has finally come to life again.

传承 / Succession

Sa Xiao
Dehong Beijing International Chinese School
Parents

A place I have ever been, with golden sand sea flowing underneath my feet. Daddy reached out to me, past and future flying out lightly.

I want to grow up like my Daddy, tall and strong. No matter where I am, even in the desert lonely, I will run towards where the sunshine lives.

BLM

Ian Tan
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 11

Graffiti in support of Black Lives Matter movement

The Future Us

Ellen Xu
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 4

Time is like the surging ocean, the waves rolling on and on without our notice. Imperceptibly, years and years have passed, as we become older and older. Through the magical time tunnel, we hope to see the future us, but the future us are covered in white mist.

Dance of life

Fiona Chiu
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Year 13

The mannequin is symbolic of a fake identity the woman puts on her after having been through traumatic events in her life, and she regains authority back to her life as her real identity as portrayed through the dance.

3rd place

Hundreds of hole

Elaine Zhang
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 4

One hole didn't have many lights, what about hundreds of them?

春之赞歌

莹 庄
Dehong Beijing International Chinese School
Year 2

春天,万物复苏,生机盎然。看那百花丛中一只小蜜蜂正在采着花蜜呢。美好的春天,一切都是全新的开始!

Green Hope

宇宸 李
Dehong Shanghai International Chinese School
Year 6

Green means nature and life. These green living plants bring us hope.

Memory

Uku Thor Tohver
Dulwich College Seoul
Year 10

A contrast between the dark and mysterious volcanic rock and the light of a road between. A woman in white as a spirit on a foggy day, pushing forward to the end and beyond, hoping to be remembered.

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