Story | 故事
|Photography work “Story” is the outcome of discussion and the photography experience between the「DesignXcel」team, Lai Yat Lam, Co-founder of Photo Now and design graduate Yeung Nga Sze. Yeung’s subject matter is her cousin who has recovered from a chronic disease. She hopes to express the exhaustion and despair of the patients as well as the importance of organ donation through her lens. It is because her cousin’s life was saved by an organ transplant operation, Yeung hopes that viewers could feel the story within the “Story”.
Uterine pregnancy abortion sadly happened to Yeung’s cousin when she was 22. Two years later, she who had long-term headache was found to suffer kidney failure. She could have been cured by medication but she chose to gave up herself. As a result, kidney dialysis was needed. She travelled to Shenzhen four times a week for five years to undergo the treatment and a lot of medicine was consumed. Her body was exhausted to the degree of frequent dizziness and vomiting. Then when her cousin finally had an opportunity to receive a donated kidney, they only came to know that it was a contaminated kidney with cancer cells. The situation sent her into another stage of despair. Two years later, she underwent a successful kidney transplantation and it was from the same donor. They have become great friends and gotten vital support also from the 5 pets at home.
Yeung Nga Sze | 楊雅思
Photo Now | 現在攝影
Design Foundation Studies | Hong Kong Design Institute | 香港知專設計學院