Rising Star Photography Society Instructor - Dr. Kah-Wai Lin
Dr Kah-Wai Lin, MD, PhD, a former Princeton University postdoctoral research fellow, who has given up a scientist position in medical field and become a full time professional photographer, is truly a passion driven artist. He is a young, talented living legend in landscape photography. His masterpieces often show splendid color scheme and tremendous visual impact. You can often feel that his works convey strong mood and lots of them easily draw viewers’ mind to places only in fairytales. He stays active in workshops teaching photography worldwide. He has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in over 30 countries and received over 150 awards at international photographic competitions and exhibitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015 and was named top 10 photographic exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, he was honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence at Petrified Forest National Park. Besides, Dr. Lin is the former board member and clubs, chapters & councils vice president at the Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world. He is also the founder and president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter; the representative and honorary adviser of many photographic societies around the world. He is also the ambassador/official photographer for NiSi Filters, Kingjoy Tripod, Phase One (China), Joopic and Baidu Image. In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 50 honor/distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.