BIO

Katherine is a documentary photographer from Canada and a current student of the Master of Journalism programme at the University of Hong Kong. A graduate of International 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 through a de-colonial lens.

Previously, she worked as the Photography Project Manager for Climate Tracker and as 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 the Guardian,  VoxNational Geographic (Polksa)BBC (Gahuza), and Forbes.

If you are interested in collaborating or working together, feel free to reach out below.

Exhibitions

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

University of Hong Kong Journalism and Media Studies Centre Scholarships
$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)

Memberships

Authority Collective
Diversify Photo
Chinese Storytellers
Hong Kong Press Photographers Association
Asian American Journalists' Association
National Press Photographers Association

CONTACT

Email
katherinekycheng@gmail.com

Instagram
@katherinekycheng

 

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