BIO

A graduate of International Relations and Development Studies, Katherine is passionate about protecting our planet and the people living on it. Having witnessed both the incredible devastation and resilience of humanity throughout her travels to over 30 countries, she is driven to share the stories of our world and hopes to bring a critical lens rooted in post-colonial theory and sustainable development towards ethical visual storytelling.


As the past Photography Project Manager for Climate Tracker and Producer for Photographers without Borders, she will be starting the Master of Journalism programme at the University of Hong Kong in the fall of 2020. Her work explores themes of social resistance, the climate crisis, and the rise of China in all of its multi-faceted dimensions. 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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