Jimmy Lee 李展翹 is a 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. 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 and the subjective approach in documentary.  Lee also interested in the social and political issues of contemporary life around the globe, he has been focusing on Western China and various locations within the England. He sets out to discover the possibility of documentary photography, to expand its horizons and to work with projects that convey his personal concerns. 

Education

MFA Photography, Distinction

University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK

BA (Hons) Journalism and Mass Communication
Chu Hai College of Higher Education, HK

Achievement

Fujifilm Young Talent Award (2019)

Finalist

 

Eizo Award (2019)

Winner

Loupe Another Graduate Show (2019)

HIGHLY COMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHERS

World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass (2019)

Nominee

THE W. EUGENE SMITH GRANT FOR STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS (2018)

Finalist

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

Group Exhibition

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​

Artist Talk

Photozine

Journey Towards West 

1 September 2017 

Venue: .JPG Gallery, G/F, Shop 5, Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck Street, Hong Kong

Beyond the current practice 

Book Size:W260mm x H320mm
ISBN:978-988-13632-9-9
Pages: 12 pages + 2 pages (grey board)
Printing:Color
Edition: 1st Edition, Feb. 2017 – 400 copies
Language: Chinese, English
Publisher: brownie publishing ltd.

 

 

 

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