Toronto, ON, Canada
Kristin Lau is a Toronto-based documentary photographer from Queens, New York. She's focused on social documentary, portraiture and underwater subjects. Kristin seeks out stories that raise awareness about the environment to evoke positive change for the natural world and its inhabitants.
With roots in Hong Kong and living close to 10-years overseas, Kristin has gained an appreciation for diverse cultures and developed a strong passion for outdoor pursuits, nature and the underwater world. She is a PADI Open Water Scuba diving Instructor, AIDA Freediver, Emergency First Response Instructor, IYT Competent Crew in sailing, martial artist, and mountaineer.
A former marketing and business development executive, Kristin is a graduate of the photojournalism post-graduate program at the SPEOS Photographic Institute in Paris, France. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and Communications with a management adjunct in Business Finance from Binghamton University in New York.
Kristin's work has recently been featured at the C40 2017 Mayors Summit on Climate Change in Mexico City, COP21 - Paris 2015 UN Climate Change Legacy Exhibition, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2015 and SNAP! 2015 Silent Auction and published in CHLOE Magazine and ASIAN Geographic. She was recently awarded a Silver Place in the Prix De la Photographie (PX3) Competition for her series on Nepalese workers.
2015 - 2015 PX3 2015 , 2015 - COP21 - Paris 2015, 2015 - 2015 SNAP! , 2017 - C40 Mayors Summit - Mexico City
Red Sea Freediving
Freediving, Red Sea, Hurghada, Egypt