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HKFP Lens: The ‘endless plains of white’, a photographer’s solo trip to the Himalayas

Eric Songbill Wong describes himself as a traveller, a couch-surfer and a backpacker.
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He has visited more than 30 countries around the world, capturing the natural landscapes and local culture of places like Tibet, Ukraine, Iceland and Lithuania.
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In November 2014, Eric visited Nepal where he made his first encounter with the Himalayas and their “endless plains of white.”
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Eric says: “Some say that climbing mountains is an art, an effort, but also a spiritual journey.”
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“When the air is thin and you’re relying on your own footsteps, the interaction with your companions and the simple lifestyle makes you find clarity like never before.”
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“It is almost like a dialogue with yourself, it is a journey to find yourself.”
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“My photography was a way to express this feeling, but also a way to document the dialogue I had with the mountains and my love for the Sherpa tribe.”
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Eric returned to the Himalayas in April 2015 when a earthquake struck the country, killing more than 9,000 people and injuring more than 23,000.
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He said he was spared. “But it was Nepal that truly suffered. The Sherpa tribe lost their homes and livelihoods.”
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Eric decided to hold an exhibition to raise funds to help those who were blighted by the devastating earthquake.

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HKFP Lens: The 'endless plains of white', a photographer's solo trip to the Himalayas