MJR Photo Collective
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows from New York to Arles, in addition to working for clients such as the The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Fader and Huck Magazine on editorial features. She graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, with a full portfolio acquired for the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan and is the Director of the Reflexions Masterclass in Europe.
Ying has lived and worked extensively in Asia, Australia and North America, having pursued post-graduate studies in Political Science with a background in Biotechnology and Communications. Her artist book, Gold Coast, won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014, was a finalist for Australian Photobook of the Year, the CREATE Award, the Guernsey Photography Festival Prize for 2015 and acquired for the Rare Books Collection at the Victorian State Library. Gold Coast was also listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power / Magnum Photos, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014 and honoured with a nomination for the prestigious Prix Pictet award. Ying also fulfilled the role of chief curator for the print exhibitions at the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand.
Ying was most recently featured in “FIRECRACKERS: Female Photographers Now”, a showcase of the world’s leading contemporary female documentary photographers published by Thames and Hudson, and is currently a part of the teaching faculty at The International Centre of Photography in New York.