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CHU Shun, Birdy朱迅

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A photojournalist, video director and lecturer by profession, Birdy Chu graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University majoring in graphic design. He then proceeded to film and videoproduction and advanced photography studies in Canada. His works have been shown in film festivals in many cities, and he has held solo exhibitions on photography in Canada in 2009 and 2013 respectively. Birdy was selected as one of the finalists of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, of the Hong Kong Art Prize 2013, as well as in the Human Rights Art Prize in 2015. He won the Most Popular Mobile Film Award at the Mobile Film Festival 2016. Through visual images Birdy shows his concerns on social development and builds an image archive for this ever changing city. His book on political demonstrations in Hong Kong “I walk therefore I shoot: a record of Hong Kong demonstrations” was published in 2013.