Katherine is a photographer and videojournalist at...
Katherine is a photographer and videojournalist at Global News, based between Toronto and Hong Kong. With a background in International Relations, Critical Development Studies, and Journalism, she is driven to share the most urgent stories of our time.

Exploring themes of social resistance, the climate crisis, and cultural identity, her work has most recently appeared in The Narwhal, the Globe and Mail, and the Wall Street Journal.

Available for editorial and commercial assignments.

📍 Currently based in Toronto, Canada

katherinekycheng [at] gmail [dot] com
Artscape Daniels Launchpad in Toronto, Canada
Artscape Youngplace in Toronto, Canada
Toronto City Hall, Canada
Young Lenses: Protest and Pandemic (May 2021)
Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong
Resistance: The Exhibition (February-March 2020)
Center for Media & Social Impact and American University
Eco-Arts and Media Festival (March 2019)
York University in Toronto, Canada 
Nepal: Then and Now (May-August 2018)
Bikalpa Art Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal

Narwhal x Room Up Front Fellowship - $3000 (August 2022)
Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma: Forum Freelance Fund - $2,800 (April 2022)
Mick Deane Scholarship Finalist (August 2021)
South China Morning Post Wah Kiu Scholarship Fund - $5,200 (May 2020)
Women Photojournalist of Washington, DC Portfolio Review Scholarship - $100 (February 2019)
York Graduate Fellowship - $10,000 (September 2018)
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - $6,000 (August 2018)
Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada - $17,500 (April 2018)
Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award - $3,500 (March 2018)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - $10,000 (September 2017)
York Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship - $16,000 (September 2017)

Vital Impacts [2023 - present]
Canadian Association of Journalists [2023 - present]
BIPOC Photo Mentee [2021-2022]

SP100 Wildland Firefighter Training Certified [2023]
Canadian Red Cross: First Aid CPR Certified [2023]
Dart Centre Hostile Environment and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) [2022]

M.J. University of Hong Kong (High Distinction) 2020-2021
M.A. York University (Distinction) 2017-2019
B.A. University of Toronto (Honours with Distinction) 2011-2015
Camera Bodies
Sony A7RIV
Sony A7IV
Sony 35mm f1.4 GM
Sony 12-24mm f2.8 GM
Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony 70-200mm f2.8 GM
Sony 200-600mm f5.6/6.3 G OSS
DJI Mini Pro 3 Plus Combo
Sachtler Ace-M Tripod
DJI Ronin SC-2 Gimbal
Small Rig + Side & Top Handle
Pixel G1S Lights w/ Lightstands
Godox V1-C
Camptraption PIR Motion Sensor v2
Rode VideoMic Pro Plus
Sony Wireless Mic ECM-W2BT

katherinekycheng [at] gmail [dot] com

Katherine KY Cheng

Katherine Cheng is a documentary photographer and videojournalist based between Toronto and Hong Kong, covering breaking news, daily events, and feature stories.
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