My name is Amber Liao and I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I am currently 16 years old and will be a sophomore at Putney. In my previous school, the arts were often overshadowed, and unfortunately for me, I am a big fan of the arts. This is why when I heard about Putney’s art program I became enamored with the school.
Photography has always been a passion of mine. Whether it was helping my school magazine take photos or working with National Geographic for an article, it was the concept of telling stories through a quick snapshot that really drew my attention. One of my absolute favorite things to take photos of are my friends; through the hundreds of photos we take together there will always be that one photo that has a true and genuine smile shine through. Which in return allows me to always cherish those moments.
Living in Hong Kong, I have been exposed to its hustling and bustling crowd bursting with frenetic energy. Hong Kong may seem like gleaming skyscrapers and fast-moving rivers of pedestrians. However to me, what I will mostly miss — nestled in the hidden alleys and corners of the city — is the allure of the art of Hong Kong. I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter of my life and I can’t wait to diversify my world views and experience new opportunities.