Biography

Born in Penang, Malaysia, Weilun Chong was educated in Singapore and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He first picked up his father’s camera when he was eight, but was more of a hobbyist at first, experimenting and collecting cameras rather than taking photographs. He became more serious about it after learning about street and documentary photography. He holds a day job as an advertising art director and pursues photography during his daily commute and in his personal time.


Awards

• Sony RX Moments 2017 – Grand Prize (Global)

• Sony RX Moments 2017 – First Prize (Singapore)

• WMA Masters Award 2016/17 Hong Kong (WYNG Foundation) 'Mobility' – Finalist

• Colorful Guizhou 2013 – 6th Photo China Original International Photographic Exhibition, Nomination

• KLPA 2013 – Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards, Finalist and Highly Commendation Award

Exhibitions

• WMA Masters Exhibition 2017, Trinity Hall of Cambridge University, United Kingdom

• WMA Masters Exhibition 2016/17 'Mobility'. Comix Home base, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

• Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition 2016, Group Exhibition, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong, presented by Lumenvisum Hong Kong

Publications

WMA Masters 2016/2017 Hong Kong 'Mobility' catalogue (2017)

European Photography Magazine Issue 99 - ‘Why Hong Kong’ (2016)

• +50 – This Is Singapore (2016), two books featuring works of fifty photographers in Singapore [ISBN: 978-981-09-8870 8 (Book A), ISBN: 978-981-09-8871-5 (Book B)]

• Please Mind The Gap | Singapore (2013), self-published (ISBN: 978-981-07-7827-9) 


Features / Interviews

Feature: HK01 香港01, for WMA Masters Award 2016/17 Hong Kong (WYNG Foundation) 'Mobility'

Feature: The Stand News 立場新聞, for WMA Masters Award 2016/17 Hong Kong (WYNG Foundation) 'Mobility'

Feature: The Stand News 立場新聞, for WMA Masters Award 2016/17 Hong Kong (WYNG Foundation) 'Mobility'

Feature: Stand News (立場新聞), for 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Feature: China Daily Asia, for 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Feature: China Digital Photography Association, CD-PA (中国数码摄影家协会), for 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Feature: Edition CNN, for 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Feature: HKEJ (信報), for 2016 Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition

Feature: Digital DJ Network Japan (2013)

Feature: Culturepush (2013)

Feature: BBC Mundo (2013)

Feature: Slate (2013)

Feature: Fubiz (2013)

Feature: Mymodernmet (2013)

Feature: Kurier (2013)

Feature: Huffington Post (2013)

Feature: Huanqiu 环球网 ( (2013)

Feature:  Daily Mail (2013)

Feature: La Repubblica (2013)

Feature: Petapixel (2013)

Feature: Poskod.sg (2013)

Feature:  Invisible Photographer Asia (2012)

Feature: Straits Times Through The Lens (2012)


Interview: WMA Masters Exhibition 2016/17 – Mobility, Finalist video interview (2017)

Interview: Blouin ArtInfo Hong Kong (2013)

Interview: The New Paper, Singapore (2013)

Interview: Photography Week Issue 52 (2013)

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