19th September 2023 – (Hong Kong) Renowned Hong Kong Photographer Edward Tin Chun-fook, aged 65, tragically passed away after collapsing during a hiking expedition on the second section of the Lantau Trail at Pak Kung Au, on the evening of 18th September. The incident occurred at around 7pm, when Mr. Tin was found unconscious and unresponsive. Rescue teams promptly arrived at the scene and rushed him to North Lantau Hospital for emergency treatment, but unfortunately, all efforts to revive him were in vain. The cause of his collapse remains uncertain, although it is suspected that he may have fainted and sustained injuries while descending towards Tung Chung Road.
Edward Tin Chun-fook was a highly acclaimed photographer, known for his exceptional talent and contributions to the international photography community. His remarkable skills were widely recognised, and he was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the renowned National Geographic Magazine Award. Through his captivating visual storytelling and artistic prowess, he captivated audiences around the world, attracting crowds to his lectures and photography exhibitions.
The news of Edward Tin’s passing has deeply saddened the photography community, with many expressing their condolences on various photography platforms and social media. EastPro, a prominent publishing house, mourned the loss of their respected friend in a heartfelt Facebook post early on 19th September. They highlighted Tin’s significant achievements and global recognition within the photography industry.
Following his untimely demise, Edward Tin’s personal Instagram account, presumably managed by friends or family members, posted a poignant message in the early hours of the day, stating, “18th September, 2023, the day we lost Edward Tin Chun-fook. I love you.” Hundreds of individuals have since flooded the comments section, paying tribute to the late photographer.
Edward Tin Chun Fook was a local photographer who pursued photography alongside his primary profession in design. His work gained international attention when he was shortlisted for the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest with a photograph taken in Hong Kong. Tin ventured into the world of photography in 2013, borrowing a digital camera from a friend during his travels. He started capturing images on nearby mountains and honed his skills through self-learning and interactions with fellow photography enthusiasts on the internet. His dedication and passion for exploring new shooting locations earned him several accolades throughout his career.
In 2020, Edward Tin organised a photography exhibition and published a photography collection titled “Made in Hong Kong,” featuring exclusively Hong Kong-based images. The cover of the collection showcased a photograph of Tsing Ma Bridge disappearing into the dense fog over Ma Wan.