ABOUT ME

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Billy began his career as a reporter before pursuing his photographic career. He moves back and forth between Hong Kong and Taiwan since 2015. The wealth of stories immersed in the rapid shifts in political power and geo relations that are present in the Pan-Chinese region and its extended areas, are perceived as legacy of deep-rooted power structures in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China relationship, have inspired Billy greatly and are reflected in his work.

Apart from generating still images, he works both individually and collaboratively for multimedia storytelling.​



 

PARTIAL CLIENTS & PUBLICATION LIST:


The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, Libération, The Wall Street Journal, Gettyimages, Bloomberg, The New York Magazine, The Globe And Mail, The Financial Times, etc.

AWARDS, GRANTS & HONOURS:


​2022 ¬

  • VIIA Fellows, VII Academy

  • Grantee, Abigail Cohen Fellowship, Magnum Foundation

2021 ¬

  • Foam Talent 2021, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

 

2020 ¬

  • Finalist, W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

  • Main Prize Honorable Mentions, PHmuseum 2020 Photography Grant, PHmuseum

  • Merit, Photography (Single) , 24th Human Rights Press Awards

  • Merit, Photography (Series) , 24th Human Rights Press Awards

​2019 ¬

  • Grantee, Magnum Foundation Fund, Magnum Foundation

  • Best Portfolio Review Award, Photo One 2019

  • Nominee, World Press Photo 2019 Joop Swart Masterclass


2018 ¬

  • Photography and Social Justice Fellow, Magnum Foundation

  • Shortlisted, Photo Taken: Emerging Scholarship, Lucie Foundation

  • Shortlisted, Photo Made: Emerging Scholarship, Lucie Foundation

  • Nominee, World Press Photo 2018 Joop Swart Masterclass

  • Finalist, WMA Masters Award, WYNG Foundation

  • Finalist, Siena International Photo Award


2017 ¬

  • Nominee, World Press Photo 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass

  • Finalist, WMA Masters Award, WYNG Foundation

  • Excellence in Photography, SOPA 2017 Awards

  • Honorable Mention in Photography, SOPA 2017 Awards

  • First Place, Professional News, Taiwan News Award, TVBNEWS


2016 ¬

  • Honorable Mention, Press/General News. The Prix de la Photographie Paris: P×3

  • Honorable Mention, Press/NatureEnvironment, The Prix de la Photographie Paris: P×3

  • 3rd Prize, Feature Story, Taiwan Press Photographers Association Photo Contest
     

2015 ¬

  • Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues, SOPA 2015 Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Photo Essay, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association ”Focus at the Frontline” Photo Competition


2014 ¬

  • 2nd Runner-up, Features, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association ”Focus at the Frontline” Photo Competition

  • Honorable Mention, Photo Essay, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association ”Focus at the Frontline” Photo Competition

  • English Online Merits, 19th Human Rights Press Awards

COLLECTIONS:
 

  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisc

EXHIBITIONS:

 

  • Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden (upcoming)

  • Dynasty Gallery, Taiwan (upcoming)

  • Foam Talent 2021 Digital, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam

  • MMXX, Art at a Time Like This

  • Wall Exhibition 2020, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong

  • TRANSITION, WMA Masters & WMA Film Exhibition, Hong Kong

  • Little Musicians In the Mountain, Gallery of the Harbour, Hong Kong

  • MOBILITY, 2017 WMA Masters Exhibition, Hong Kong

  • No Good Choices, Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

  • DOK:15, Norway

  • Dali International Photography Exhibition, China

  • The Chinese Dream, Mino Art Centre, China

RESIDENCIES:
 

  • Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

​ALL IMAGES © 2014-2022
BILLY H.C. KWOK ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.