Mr. Wing Ki LEE is a researcher, practitioner, curator and educator in photography. His artistic practice lies between conceptual documentary photography, artistic and archival research, contemporary analogue photographic practice and post-photographic practice. His photography projects were exhibited in Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Latvia, South Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the US. His documentary photography project ‘Tsang’s Odyssey’ is selected as a finalist of the WMA Masters Award (16-17, Mobility), Hong Kong; his work ‘Faded’ is selected as one of the exhibitors of the KG+ SELECT 2019, Kyotographie International Photography Festival, Japan; and his recent project ‘Katharsis’ is selected for the satellite exhibition programme, Hong Kong International Photo Festival.
He read history of art at the University of Hong Kong and receive a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, supported by a British Chevening Scholarship. He is the recipient of the Lee Hysan Foundation - ACC Fellowship (2020) awarded by the Asian Cultural Council Hong Kong. He is a visiting researcher at the Centre of the Study of the Networked Image (CSNI), London South Bank University.
Lee’s research focuses on social, cultural and political histories of photographic practice in the contemporary Chinese context. Research projects include 1) Photobook and independent publishing in Hong Kong and Socialist China; 2) Disobedient imageries and imagining technology in the post-photographic context; and 3) Memorial photography in the Chinese context.
2022 – 2023 General Research Fund (project title: Disobedient Imagery: How new media, digital image technology, and algorithms redefine photographic truth in the public and virtual spheres of the 21st century; project number: 12601821; fund approved: HKD 507,869)
2017 – 2020 General Research Fund (project title: Identification of Porcelain Photo in the Chinese Context: Material Culture, Technical History and Creative Application; project number: 12605417; fund approved: HKD 524,600)
2016 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Seed Fund, HKBU (HKD 100,000)
2015 Special Research Grant (Photography), kaitak Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts, HKBU, supported by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation (HKD 50,000)
2013 Project Grant (Visual Arts, Publication), Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKD 77,900)
2011 Asia Art Archive Research Grant 2011 – 2012 (USD 10,000)