Chih Wey is a self-taught photographer who specializes in people, documentary and sports photography. His area of interest is Asia where Chih Wey have travelled extensively, accumulating a body of work on the cultures and people of Asia. Chih Wey’s work have been published in international and regional publications like LianHe Zaobao, SilverKris, Asian Geographic, Asian Photography, The Straits Times, Today and NSman. Currently based in Singapore, Chih Wey is working with the main local Chinese newspaper (LianHe ZaoBao) on a freelance basis and is available for assignments.
Chih Wey started to win recognition as a photographer when he won the first prize of the Hasselblad XPan Wedding Photography contest organized by Shriro Singapore. Subsequently he also won awards like the UOB Painting of the Year in 2005. He has also participated in international exhibitions such as Chobi Mela III and IV held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2004 and 2006 respectively. His works was recently exhibited in the Only Human Exhibit in San Francisco in March 2007.
Having realized that my true passion is in photography after working for 6 years as an engineer, I have since plunged head-on into it without any regrets. The joy of seeing an image in my mind come true in a print is immense. As I explore further, I realized that I want to capture and portray humanity through my eyes. This is especially poignant for me in this rapidly changing world that we now live in. It is my hope that the images that I make will speak to people in a way that is as personal to me as when I made them.