Jimmy Lee 李展翹 (b.1993) is a University part-time lecturer, doctoral researcher, visual art practitioner and documentary photographer. He was born and grew up in Hong Kong. Lee's practice comes across documentary and experimental narrative. He started his photographic practice in a Hong Kong-based newspaper as a photographer during his time in higher education, after that he pursued the MFA in the UK. He is now conducting practice-based research on Hongkonger identity at University of the Arts London collaborated with University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.  His project Beyond the current practice was published as a photozine by Brownie publishing Ltd.


From 2015, Lee started to work on a personal documentary project concerned with the identity issue faced by people from Hong Kong. There is no clear definition of what Hongkonger are and they have grown up living with cultural references embedded in their society from both China and the United Kingdom. Over the past couple years, Lee has been researching the ideology of the Hong Kong people, colonial history, collective memory, geo-political relations, trauma, and narrative.  Lee also interested in the social and political issues of contemporary life around the globe, he has been focusing on Western China, England and Hong Kong. He sets out to discover the possibility of documentary photography, to expand its horizons and to work with projects that convey his personal concerns. He keeps developing himself as an artist, educator and curator. 


PhD (ongoing)

University of the Arts London. 

MFA Photography, Distinction

University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) , UK



OD Photo Prize (2021)

Judge’s Pick

DANIEL BLAU – 3 UNDER 30 Competition (2021)



Cortona On The Move New Visions (2020)


2019 De Pietri Artphilein Foundation Photobook Project Contest (2020)



Fujifilm Young Talent Award (2019)



Eizo Award (2019)


Loupe Another Graduate Show (2019)


World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2019)




The SOPA (The Society of Publishers in Asia)  Awards (2016)
Excellence in Feature Photography (Group C) Award for Excellence

Solo Exhibition

Another day in Paradise

16 Oct – 14 Nov 2021

Venue: 1a space, No.122 To Kwan Wan Road, HK

Hello Stranger

30 Mar – 14 May 2021

Venue: Zandra Rhodes Gallery, Rochester, UK


Group Exhibition

OD Photo Prize 2021

2 Dec – 7 Dec 2021

Venue: The Old Brick Factory, 51-53 Southwark St, London, SE1 1RU, UK

3 under 30 (presented by Daniel Blau)

4 Nov – 20 Nov 2021

Venue: Galerie Meyer, 17, rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris, FR

4 views on 1 view: anothermountainman x patrick lee / lau ching-ping / sharon lee / jimmy lee/

14 Aug – 12 Sep 2021

Venue: Lumenvisum, HK

Hong Kong Spot light by Art Basel

26 Nov – 30 Nov 2020

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, HK

Participatory Public Lab : To Kwa Wan Community dining room

8 May - 31 May 2020

Venue: 1a space, HK

Light Works

13 February - 14 March 2019

Venue: Foyer Gallery, University for the Creative Arts Farnham, UK


Flora: Art at the Station

6 January - 6 June 2018

Venue: Woking Station, Woking, UK

UCA Farnham: Photography Show

6 January 2018 – 28 January 2018

Venue: The Art Fund Prize Gallery, The lightbox, Woking, UK

Photo Matters: Book And Print Festival

14 May 2016 – 29 May 2016

Venue: Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Moments: Images from the Umbrella Movement
17 May 2015 – 31 May 2015

Venue: L3 Common Spaces, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Hong Kong, HK​


Beyond the current practice 

Book Size:W260mm x H320mm
Pages: 12 pages + 2 pages (grey board)
Edition: 1st Edition, Feb. 2017 – 400 copies
Language: Chinese, English
Publisher: brownie publishing ltd.