The winners of the ‘Lighting Up 2024 Through The Lens’ photography contest, which ran from December 28, 2023, to January 10, 2024, have been officially declared. In a celebration of photographic excellence, Najmuddin Muif, John Sheng, Yih Chang, and Haris Kimie have received well-deserved recognition for their outstanding artwork. These remarkable pieces are set to captivate audiences at the esteemed Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen, Fujian, China.
‘Lighting Up 2024 Through The Lens’ Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival
The contest, aiming to encapsulate the essence of the year through the lens of photography, showcased exceptional skill and creativity from entrants across Malaysia. The Arles International Photography Festival, often dubbed the “Oscars” of photography, stands as the world’s largest and most influential. In China, the Jimei·Arles Photography Season, co-directed by the French Arles Festival Director and Chinese artist Rong Rong, is renowned for its high quality and international reach, having attracted over 400,000 visitors since 2015.
This year marks a significant milestone for Malaysia as the winning artworks will take center stage at the Jimei X Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen, Fujian, China. This prestigious platform offers a global showcase for these talented Malaysian photographers, allowing them to share their vision with an international audience.
vivo X100 series
Najmuddin Muif, John Sheng, Yih Chang, and Haris Kimie, the distinguished Malaysian winners, exhibited their digital expertise in smartphone photography using the exceptional vivo X100 series. Crafted in collaboration with ZEISS, this series introduces advanced hardware and software for precise and exceptional photography. The vivo X100 Pro, featuring ZEISS APO Floating Telephoto Camera and Floating Elements Design, excels in capturing close-up shots with Optical Precision Calibration and SLR-level image stabilization. The upgraded vivo Origin Imaging Engine flawlessly captures unique red-sun scenarios, setting their entries apart in the ‘Lighting Up 2024 Through The Lens’ contest.