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Ying Ang

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Ying Ang is a multi-award winning social documentary photographer and author with an extensive exhibition history and prestigious international client base such as The New Yorker, AirBnB and the New York Times. She is on the teaching faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City, the Director of Reflexions 2.0 – a photographic masterclass based in Paris, Director / Curator at Le Space Gallery and on the Board of the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne, Australia.

Her first artist book, Gold Coast, won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014 and acquired for the Rare Books Collection at the Victorian State Library and MoMA. Gold Coast was also listed by Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014 and honoured with a nomination for the prestigious Prix Pictet award. Ying also fulfilled the role of Chief Curator for the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia in 2016 and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand.

Ying’s recent publication, The Quickening, was a winner of the Belfast Photo Festival 2021, runner up for the Australian Photobook of the Year, finalist for the Singapore International Photography Festival Book Prize and awarded with the silver award for the 2020 BIFA Documentary Photo Book Prize, bronze medal for the Documentary Book Prize at the 2021 Moscow International Foto Awards and Honorable Mention at the PX3 Paris Photo Awards and the Tokyo International Foto Awards. The Quickening was exhibited in a solo show during Rencontres d’Arles in France in 2019 at the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation and the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Melbourne in 2023.

Ying was most recently featured in “FIRECRACKERS: Female Photographers Now”, a showcase of contemporary female documentary photographers published by Thames & Hudson, and “How We See: Photobooks By Women”, featuring one hundred 21st-century photobooks by women photographers published by 10×10 Photobooks. Ying was also a commissioned artist for PHOTO2022 International Festival of Photography in Melbourne and was featured in the Melbourne Now showcase at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2023.

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