Based in Melbourne, Australia, Ying Ang is an established photographer and author with extensive international exhibition history and has worked with The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Time, Vice, Huck, Wallpaper, The Fader magazines, Lucasfilm and AirBnB. She graduated as valedictorian in the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, with a subsequent award and portfolio acquisition for the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan.

Her first 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 curator for the Obscura Festival of Photography in Malaysia in 2016 and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand.

In 2019, her latest work, The Quickening (FKA Bower Bird Blues), was a Vevey Images Grand Prix finalist in Switzerland, honorably mentioned in the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, winner of the 2020 BIFA Documentary Photo Book Prize, finalist for the 2020 Lucie Foundation Prototype Photo Book Award and the PHOTO 2021 International Photobook Prize. The project was exhibited in a solo show during Rencontres d’Arles in France in 2019.

Ying was most recently featured in "FIRECRACKERS: Female Photographers Now", a showcase of contemporary female documentary photographers published by Thames & Hudson, and "How We See: Photobooks By Women", featuring one hundred 21st-century photobooks by women photographers published by 10x10 Photobooks.

Ying is currently on the teaching faculty at the ICP in New York and is the Director of Reflexions 2.0 - a photographic masterclass based in Europe - and Le Space Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.


Exhibition History

“BIRTH" Group Show @ TJ Boulting Gallery, LONDON, UK, 2019

“Bower Bird Blues" Solo Show @ Les Rencontres De La Photographie, ARLES, France, 2019

"Bower Bird Blues" Honorable Mention for the Julia Margaret Cameron Award @ FotoNostrum Gallery, BARCELONA, Spain, 2019

“Loud and Luminous" Group Show @ Head On Photography Festival, SYDNEY, Australia, 2019

“Gold Coast" book @ 10x10 How We See, Carnegie Museum of Art, PITTSBURGH, USA, 2019

“Gold Coast" book @ 10x10 How We See, New York Public Library, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2018

“Family of No Man" Group Show @ Les Rencontres De La Photographie, ARLES, France, 2018

"Gold Coast" video installation @ Milan Photo Week, MILAN, Italy, 2018

"Gold Coast" video installation @ Commonwealth Games, GOLD COAST, Australia, 2018

"Gold Coast" @ Format Festival, DERBY, UK, 2017

“Memory Palace” @ Junior Space, MELBOURNE, Australia, 2017

"Gold Coast" book @ Obscura Photo Festival, GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia, 2016

"Gold Coast" book and keynote speech @ Photobook New Zealand, WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 2016

"Flesh, Flowers and the Dawn" slideshow @ The Angkor Photo Festival, SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ PhotoKathmandu, KATHMANDU, Nepal, 2015

"Flesh, Flowers and the Dawn" slideshow @ The Delhi Photo Festival, NEW DELHI, India, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ GuatePhoto International Photography Festival, GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ The Indie Photobook Library, Philadelphia Art Book Fair, PHILADELPHIA, USA, 2015

"Gold Coast" slideshow @ Obscura Photo Festival, GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ The Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, ATHENS, Greece, 2015

"Gold Coast" @ Sombra Projects Open Studio, SINGAPORE, Singapore, 2015

Finalist exhibition for the Josephine Ulrick & Win Shubert Photography Prize @ Gold Coast City Art Centre, GOLD COAST, Australia, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ FOCUS Photography Festival, MUMBAI, India, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ Finalist for Australian Photobook of the Year, Photobook Melbourne Festival, MELBOURNE, Australia, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ Scan Tarragona, BARCELONA, Spain, 2015

"Gold Coast" book @ Paris Photo, PARIS, France, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Photobook Prize Winner, New York Photo Festival, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Photobook Prize Winner, Encontros Da Imagem, BRAGA, Portugal, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Brighton Photo Biennial, BRIGHTON, UK, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Photoville, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Unseen Photo Fair, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 2014

"Gold Coast" book @ Filter Photo Festival, CHICAGO, USA, 2014

Ying Ang & Gianni Cipriano Showcase @ Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir, PARIS, France, 2014

"Gold Coast" @ Laatikkomo Box Gallery, JYVASKYLA, Finland, 2014

"The Smell of Dust" Group Show @ Kunsthalle, SAO PAULO, Brazil, 2014

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Latrobe Regional Gallery, MORWELL, Australia, 2013

"Sentire" as a part of “Looking Eastward: An exhibition of self-publishing curated by Sohrab Hura” @ the Delhi Photo Festival, NEW DELHI, India, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" as a part of Family Group Show @ RMA Institute, BANGKOK, Thailand, 2013

"I'll Be Your Mirror" Group Show @ The International Center of Photography, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Mildura Arts Centre, MILDURA, Australia, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, SWAN HILL, Australia, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Arts Space Wodonga, WODONGA, Australia, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Orange Regional Gallery, ORANGE, Australia, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, MUSWELLBROOK, Australia, 2013

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Benalla Art Gallery, BENALLA, Australia, 2013

"Gold Coast" Photo City Sagamihara Winning Works Professional Division Exhibition, OSAKA, Japan, 2013

"Gold Coast" Photo City Sagamihara Winning Works Professional Division Exhibition @ Shinjuku Nikon Salon, TOKYO, Japan, 2013

"Gold Coast" Singapore International Photography Festival/Magnum Mentorship Group Show, SINGAPORE, 2012

"Abandon Hope" as a part of Reflexions Masterclass 2002 - 2012 Photographers Group Show @ Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie, ARLES, France, 2012

"Gold Coast" Photo City Sagamihara Winning Works Professional Division Exhibition @ Sagamihara Civic Museum, SAGAMIHARA, Japan, 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, WAGGA WAGGA, Australia, 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, HERVEY BAY, Australia, 2012

Head On Photography Festival Portrait Prize @ The Australian Centre for Photography, SYDNEY, Australia, 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, GLADSTONE, Australia, 2012

Finalist for Best Website Category of PDN Photo Annual 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Logan Art Gallery, LOGAN, Australia, 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ Cowra Regional Art Gallery, COWRA, Australia, 2012

"Runaway" portfolio showcase at Nazar-ka-Adda, NEW DELHI, India, 2012

"Gold Coast" portfolio showcase at Open Show, ZAGREB, Croatia, 2012

"Women in Multimedia" group slideshow, curated by Erica McDonald and Laura De Marco @ Arte Fiera, BOLOGNA, Italy, 2012

"And The Third Loses It All" CCP Documentary Photography Award @ The Centre For Contemporary Photography, MELBOURNE, Australia, 2011

“Built” and “Le Corps” Portfolio Showcase @ The Budapest Photography Review, BuUDAPEST, Hungary, 2011

“Built” Solo Show, Head On Photography Festival, SYDNEY, Australia, 2011

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto, hosted by Platform, SINGAPORE, 2011

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto, Faraar @ The Second Floor, T2F 2.0, KARACHI, Pakistan, 2011

Group installation “Mapping The Flaneur”, Format Festival, DERBY, UK, 2011

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto, NUYISHU (Female Art) Event, THE LOOP, Shuangjing, BEIJING, China, 2011

Reminders Showcase “Asia, Inochi and visual storytelling” @ Atelier space of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, TOKYO, Japan, 2011

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto in conjunction with Blindboys.org @ The Greenhouse, NEW DELHI, India, 2011

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto, Photocircle Projection, KATHMANDU, Nepal, 2011

BLOWUP ANGKOR – A photographic intervention on the streets of SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 2010

Asian Women Photographers Showcase 2010 curated by Yumi Goto, Angkor Photo Festival, SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 2010

"Le Corps" as part of the On View Photo Event @ Zebulon, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2010

"Le Corps" @ FotoGrafia di Roma Photography Festival, ROME, Italy, 2010

“Significant Surfaces” Group Show @ Andrea Meislin Gallery Chelsea, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2010

International Centre of Photography Full-time Student Exhibition: “Of Bodies and Other Things”, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2010

“Blow Up in Bombay” Group Show (various locations), BOMBAY, India, 2010

International Juried Photography Show @ Rogue Space Chelsea, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2010

“Make-Do” An MJR y Luceo Collaboration @ 25CPW Gallery, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2010

2009 Pigture Perfect Annual Event for WPIG, CAPITOL HILL, USA, 2009

“2 By 2? Fundraiser for New Day Kids Solo Show, HONOLULU, Hawaii, 2009

Inland Photography Projection, PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, 2009

“Blow Up: A Photographic Street Intervention” Group Show (various locations), BANGALORE, India, 2009

NPPA 20th annual Women In Photojournalism Conference winners exhibition, LAS VEGAS, USA, 2009

“Between Here and There” Solo Show @ Immersion Therapy Artspace, MELBOURNE, Australia, 2008

Group projection @ Angkor Photography Festival, SIEM REAP, Cambodia 2008

Project 001 Group Show @ Palladium, CURITIBA, Brazil, 2008

“Levitas” Solo Show @ The Gershwin Hotel, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2006

Group Show @ Parsons School of Art, NEW YORK CITY, USA, 2006

Kodak Autumn Salon @ Centre for Contemporary Photography, MELBOURNE, Australia, 2005

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