Chan Kwok Hung (Gary Chan) is a Hong Kong based, self taught travel photographer. He acquired his first DSLR camera in 2006 and began exploring photography by shooting landscape and cityscapes. He soon realized that his subjects were similar to mainstream photography enthusiasts so he decided to seek unconventional and exceptional subjects by travelling to less developed countries.
Driven by his own quest of artistic vision and passion, he has embarked on his extensive journeys to less developed countries such as Myanmar, Nepal, Eygpt, Cambodia and connected with exotic and indigenous cultures to ignite his enthusiasm for photography. He is inspired by the genuine welcome of the local people who have cultivated true and sincere friendships with him. Chan aspires to use his lens to reveal people's profound humanity, such as smiles, laughter and tears. He uses photography as his creative expression to engage worldwide viewers’ interest and celebrate the cultures and people he visits.
Since 2007, Chan has received multiple awards and has become an internationally recognized photographer. His captivating images have won him many prestigious awards such as National Geographic winner, Sony world photography award, Canon Creative Asia Award. Additionally, Chan has been invited as a guest lecturer to various photography awards and festivals. And in 2012, Chan becomes the Sony HK sponor photographer.
Chan is dedicated to fine art photography and tirelessly travels to capture images for his new work. His vision is to share his work to wider audience and write a new legacy as a Hong Kong photographer on the world stage.
All images © Chan Kwok Hung