Johnny Gin is a Hong Kong-based writer and photographer. His life-long academic background is eclectic: an undergraduate education in English Literature, and graduate degrees in Communications and Library Science. He completed his MFA in Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design in June 2016.

His photographic interest lies in the examination of the built environment and vernacular landscapes, and the ways in which these spaces inform us about the culture and identity of a city. His personal and student work have been exhibited internationally. He was a finalist in the WYNG Masters Award in 2016, and his work was published in a special Hong Kong issue of European Photography, which accompanied the Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition in July 2016.


Finalist, 2016 WYNG Masters Award


  • Oi!: 'Sparkle! Journal of a City Foot Soldier' Exhibition Oct 2018

  • Always at the Edge of Things and Between Places, May 2017

  • Work showcased at the Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool, May 2017

  • HKForeword 16, September 2016

  • Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition, July 2016

  • Light on Surface, June 2016

  • WYNG Masters Award Exhibition, April 2016

  • Angkor Photo Festival 2015 Hong Kong and Taiwan Showcase

  • SCAD Open Studios, Hong Kong, April 2014

  • Silver & Ink Exhibition, Hong Kong, May 2013

  • Hong Kong International Photo Festival, October 2012

  • Dialectic (solo), August 2012

  • Urban Entropy (solo), April 2011

  • Audemars Piguet, The Art of Timeless Precision, October 2011

  • Reverie, May 2011

  • Silver & Ink Exhibition, Savannah, Georgia, April 2011