Danny Lim started off with the definition and history of photo journalism. Photo journalism has both an artistic appeal and a documentary-like importance in our human society. The former was given great consideration in art galleries alongside fine art photography in the late 70s. The latter, started much earlier, stretching as far back as the mid 19th century.
From what I gathered, photo journalism is all about the capturing, collecting, editing and presenting news material for publication and broadcast through photographs. It has taken on a more modern appreciation known to many as photo essays.
As the official photographer for this event, there were many activities held from official launch till early evening. KLPac's Theatre for Young People (T4YP) kicked off with a short but entertaining sketch on hepatitis awareness. There were also band performances and energetic Jazzercise sessions.
The main highlight of this event is of course, free hepatitis screening for the public. The campaign has in store 6,000 FREE blood tests, of which about 850 blood tests were registered in Sunway Pyramid alone.
As with all my previous shots, I have not the privilege of planning ahead with regards to location. I've never met Raymon before. All I knew was, he sounded nice and amiable. I braved the evening rush hour to go over to his parents' home in PJ just after work. By the time I got there, it was already dusk.
I opted for a roadside shot of him sitting on a very old vintage luggage belonging to his parents. As the fast fading light was creeping out on me in an especially humid evening, a horde of mosquitoes added to my misery.