BIO

Katherine is a documentary photographer from Canada and a graduate of the Master of Journalism programme at the University of Hong Kong. Having studied Relations and Development Studies, she is passionate about protecting our planet and the people living on it. Having witnessed moments of both destruction and resilience throughout her travels to over 30 countries, she is driven to share the most urgent stories of our generation.

Currently, she is a Video Intern for AFP (Hong Kong). In the past, she has been a Reporting Intern for Reuters (Hong Kong), the Photography Project Manager for Climate Tracker, and a Program Coordinator for Photographers without Borders. Her work explores themes of social resistance, the climate crisis, and Chinese geopolitics. Most recently, her work has appeared in China DialogueVoxNational Geographic (Polksa), and Forbes.

Available for assignments and commission.

Exhibitions

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 

Africa-China Journalists Forum and Photo Exhibition (November 2018)
Wits University in South Africa

Nepal: Then and Now (May-August 2018)
Bikalpa Art Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal

AWARDS

International Environmental Photography Lab
$200 (May 2021)

South China Morning Post Wah Kiu Scholarship Fund
$5,200 (May 2020)

Women Photojournalists 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)

EQUIPMENT

Camera Bodies

Sony A7RIV

Lenses

Sony 24-70mm f2.8 GM
Sony 12-24mm f2.8 GM



Audio

Rode VideoMic Pro Plus
Sony Wireless Mic ECM-W2BT

Additional

Tripod
Monopod
Feiyutech AK4500 Gimbal
Small Rig + Side & Top Handle
Lightbox
Gorillapod

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CONTACT

Email
katherinekycheng [at] gmail.com

Instagram
@katherinekycheng

 

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