1957

  • Prize
    Finalist in Photo Esseys
  • Lead Designer
    Robin Yong
  • Photo Date
    18.01.2019

I imagine the year to be 1957 again, when Havana was the world’s fourth most expensive city.
Today, many vintage buildings still remain in Havana and many of my friends still play and live in such buildings. 2019, as the Castro era wanes, Cuba’s youth have their doubts, dreams and their stories…The country is still a far cry from its heyday, but but It is now time to create new memories and new histories while revisiting and reevaluating old ones.
1957 is a collection of portraits and stories of my friends in Hav

Bio
Robin Yong is a Travel Medicine practitioner and a multi-award winning Travel and Commercial Photographer, trained by acclaimed American photographer Jim Zuckerman, the world famous Venetian Masks Florine Houee and Danielle Massart, and legendary Hollywood photographer Greg Gorman. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his fairy tale-esque worldview work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto.

Other prizes
Silver Award, WPPI The Annual 2021, Individual Category Silver Award, WPPI The Annual 2021, Group and Families Category ​ 3rd Prize, Global Photo Awards 2021, Nature Category Gold, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2020, Nature, Professional Category 1st Place, Umbra International Photography Awards 2019/ 2020, Portfolio - People, Professional Category 1st Place, Umbra International Photography Awards 2019/ 2020, Black, Professional Category ​ 2nd Place, Malta International Photo Awards 2019/2020, Story Telling Category 2nd Place, Vienna International Photo Award 2020, Savoir Vivre "The Art of Living" Section Best of Show, The 2019 Georgia Southern Exhibition Circuit "The 2019 GASO". Atlanta Panel, Monochrome - People Category Best author, Myanmar Photographic Society, 1st Myanmar International Photography Salon 2018 Gold, Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017, People - Portrait Category President's Medal for Photographic Excellence 2018, Canberra Photographic Society Residence Winner, Hellarau Portrait Awards 2018 Remarkable Artwork, Sienna Photo Awards 2018, Fascinating Faces and Characters Category Special Mention, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) 2018. Faces, People, Cultures Category x 2 Winner, Australian Photography Awards 2017, People's Choice Gallery Winner, People's Choice Award, Reflections, Australian Photography Magazine, August 2017 Winner, Sente Antu Cup International Photography Competition by Global Photography 2017 百万大奖寻找全球十佳摄影师——2017全球摄影网“森特•安图杯”国际摄影大赛 Winner, Venezia Eventi Contest Fotografico Internazionale Carnevale di Venezia 2017 Winner, Allard Prize Photography Competition, May 2017 3rd Prize, Istanbul Photo Awards 2017, Story Portrait Category 3rd Prize Winner, International Photographer of the Year Awards 2016, People: Travel Category