Fong Hin Nam
Fong Hin Nam (b. 1997, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong-based artist and photographer who graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts(AVA), Hong Kong Baptist University, in 2019. Fong’s creative practice concerns the co-existence of nature and urban spaces. Not only is the camera a machine to capture sights, it also helps him visualise and represent ideas and histories that are abstract.
Fong has participated in several exhibitions at Hong Kong City Hall, Lumenvisum, and Hong Kong Central Library, amongst others. In 2019, Fong won the WMA Open Photo Contest.
Nguyen Duy Tuan
Nguyen Duy Tuan works as a freelance photographer in Hanoi, Vietnam while pursuing his bachelor degree in art photography at the Hanoi University of Theatre and Cinema. Due to his introverted nature, Tuan finds it difficult to connect with unfamiliar people and environment. The main subjects in his work are usually closer to him, such as family relationships or his hometown where he has lived all his life.
Polly Chan Kong Yi
Polly Chan Kong Yi was born and currently lives in Hong Kong (HK). She graduated from RMIT University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and from the Hong Kong Art School in 2013 with a Higher Diploma in Fine Art (Photography). She now works as a full-time producer and photographer. Chan is interested in making artworks by creative and non-traditional methodology. In her works, she attempts to explore the potential of new media. She believes that photography is not confined within traditional aesthetics. Instead, it can enter contemporary art through different ways of utilising the medium.
Polly Chan has participated in exhibitions at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Lumenvisum (HK) and Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. In 2019, she received the WMA Lens-based Art Award in HK.
Kwok Ho Man
Kwok Ho Man (b. 1997) graduated with a BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Photography) from Birmingham City University and a Higher Diploma in Film and Television from Hong Kong Design Institute. In his recent projects Absurdity (2018) and Floating City (2018- ongoing), Kwok explores the material narrative of photography. His artworks have been showcased in different group exhibitions
Ana Setyardyani Putri
Ana Setyardyani Putri (b. 1995, Pacitan) learnt photography on her own since 2014. In 2015, she started her study in photography at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta. Ana focuses on social issues involving psychology and spirituality.
Ana is a member of the House of Natural Fiber (HONF), the oldest new media art foundation in Southeast Asia, which focuses on art, science and technology. She believes that photography is one of the best mediums to capture the true beauty of human life. As part of the LGBTQI community, Ana tries to mediate minor voices using her work.
In 2019, Ana initiated SLIRAKU Photo Project: Self Love through Portraiture Photography, a workshop that was held at HONF Yogyakarta and Jakarta International Photo Festival.
Rachmanisya Juwita (b. 1999, Surabaya) is currently pursuing her visual art degree at the Bandung Institute of Technology, West Java, Indonesia.
Teguh (b. 1994, Bandung) is a visual communication design graduate from Maranatha Christian University. He works as a graphic designer and photographer in Bandung. Teguh uses photography to document the cultural and music communities of the young people in his city. He has an interest in metal music, especially its spirit of brotherhood and the interactions within its extensive community.
Peng Yi-Hang (b. 1992, Taiwan) is a graduate from the Department of Arts and Design, National Taipei University of Education. Photography is a way for him to understand the world, and to explore the relationship between nature and the artificial world. His works include The Ghost Park, Picnic, Human Zoo, Roaming at Midnight and Forbidden Photography. Peng has held solo exhibitions at The Pier-2 Art Center (Kaohsiung), 1839 Contemporary Gallery (Taipei) and Xiao Rusong Art District (Hsinchu), amongst others.
Kong Lee (b. 1995, Laos) is a student at the National Institute of Fine Arts (NIFA) in Vientiane. He has just started his fifth and final year at NIFA before the start of his bachelor degree. He has participated regularly in art exhibitions at i:cat Gallery, Vientiane, and MALAO Studios, Luang Prabang.
Kong Lee won second prize in the Lao-Australia Cultural Art Competition (2015) and third prize in the Lao-Korea Art Festival (2017).
Danysswara a.k.a. Gobi
Danysswara a.k.a. Gobi (b. 1996, Jakarta) recently completed his studies at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta, majoring in photography. He is currently involved in SOKONG!, a collective based in Yogyakarta producing zines and photobooks. Gobi is one of the participants of the Panna Mentorship 2017, a training programme organised by PannaFoto Institute in Jakarta for young people who are interested in developing their visual storytelling skills.
Gobi has recently returned from Australia after learning about the analogue processes of carbon print and wet plate collodion at the Gold Street Studios, Victoria.
Huang Chien-Hua received his BFA in 2003 from Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, and his MFA in 2006 from Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA). During his time in Tainan, his work shifted towards image making. Huang conveys his view on time and space through contemporary digital photography. In 2017, he received his PhD from the Department of Art Creation and Theory, TNNUA, continuing his investigation on human existence in an image driven age.
Huang Chien-Hua comments: “We are drifting in a paradoxical world. We find pleasure in it, but we have lost our ability to discern.”
Huang is interested in the liminoid phenomena through signage, word play and representation in the social media era. He relates to the world’s wisdom in the most intimate and direct way, and tells a disorderly yet delightful parable of human nature.
Ong Wee Kiat
Ong Wee Kiat is a final year Communication Design student at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore. He has been exploring photography for six years and has pursued freelancing work since 2015 for organisations and brands. Ong has also interned at the Straits Times, Singapore’s flagship newspaper
Samantha Johnston is based in London but grew up in Northern Ireland where she studied painting at Belfast School of Art. After completing her degree in Belfast, she moved to London to focus on photography. Now completing her MA in Photography at University of Westminster, Samantha has been able to secure a studio where she can focus solely on her photographic practice. In the last year, Samantha has shown her work in London, Amsterdam and Korea.
Samantha’s practice is influenced by the philosophy of perception and the medium of film and its physicality. Through these methods of research she circulates the viewer into different fictional perceptions. She pushes and experiences her creative processes to constantly allow for growth within photography. Everything is in process, constantly changing, shifting and permuting.
Nguyen Hoang Oanh
In 2019, Nguyen Thi Hoang Oanh received her BFA in painting from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts in Hanoi. In the past few years, she has participated in a few exhibitions in Vietnam
Rob Frogoso (b. 1999) is a student of the AB-PHOTOGRAPHY program at the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, in Manila, the Philippines.
He is primarily interested in fashion imagery. Everything in fashion photography is staged, leaving no room for error. It is a simulated reality. His mind is set on having his work published in magazines. However, he finds the commercial world to be overly organized. These self-portraits are made for, and by, himself. Frogoso feels that photographs should have a language that is unique to each individual.
Wahed Mahmud (b. 1991, Old Dhaka, Bangladesh) is pursuing his diploma in professional photography from Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka.
As an artist, he wishes to create imageries, which relate completely with time and space, discovering people and their stories. “Photography is an experience of emotions, which calls me to stay with them. The lives of people and the stories in their minds—I love to live with them.”
Michael Perfecto is a student from the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines. He started taking photos in 2017. His goal is to tell meaningful stories and present ideas that he believes in, revolving around love, hope and understanding. Apart from being a photographer, Michael is also a freestyle dancer and coffee lover.
Born in Havana, Cuba. Based in Orlando, Florida. Taught under the mentor-ship of his father, photographer Jose Ney Mila Espinosa. Student of Daytona State College /A.S. Photographic Technology Spring 2020