|Dustin Shum graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Photographic Design. Having been a photojournalist for more than ten years, he now works as a freelance photographer. His works focus on humanistic concern and identity related to the handover of Hong Kong. He has been awarded many honours for outstanding documentary photography over the years, including awards by the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong (2003, 2005, 2007); the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association (2003, 2007) and Amnesty International (1996, 2001, 2003). In 2008, he won the Bronze Award of Best in Photojournalism (Sports) from IFRA Asia Media Awards. Solo exhibitions held include “Alias: Xianggang” (2003) and “Photogenic Olympians” (2009). Shum has published several catalogues including Live Alone a Life: People with Mental Illness (2007) and Themeless Parks: Photographs by Dustin Shum (2008). His works are collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.