VINCENT YU 余偉建
1964 Born in Hong Kong
1984-85 Studied in Kwun Tong Vocational Training School
1987-89 Studied in Hong Kong Polytechnic Evening Course
1985 Darkroom technician in Ching Pao
1985-89 Photographer in Hong Kong Standard
1989-93 Photographer in Associated Press
1993-94 Photo Editor in M. Photo
1995-PRESENT Photographer in Associated Press
EDUCATION  
1985- 1986 Vocational training in photography, Kwun Tong Vocational Training Centre
1989 Higher Certificate in Applied Photography, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1989 - Senior Photographer, The Associated Press
2011-2012 Advisor, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association
2010-2012 Founder, The Upper Station photo gallery
2006 Chairman, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association
MAJOR ASSIGNMENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS
2012 North Korea
2012 China Communist Party 18th Party Congress, Beijing
2011 Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster
2010 Pakistan floods
2010 Thailand political crisis and Red shirt protest
2005 Tsunami, Phuket, Thailand
2005 WTO ministerial conference and protests, Hong Kong
2005 Anti-Arroyo protests, Manila
2004 Olympic Games, Athens
2003 SARS outbreak, Hong Kong
2002 FIFA World Cup, Seoul
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2010 “The Vanishing Coastline” The Upper Station Photo Gallery, Hong Kong
2007 “Our Home, Shek Kip Mei” Shek Kip Mei Estate, Hong Kong
2007 “Cosplay” The Hong Kong Art Center
2007 “HKG”, marking the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China Pacific Place, Hong Kong
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 “Beyond the Portrait”, Hong Kong Heritage Museum
2012 “Luminous Harbour, Hong Kong Contemporary Photography” Tokyo
2010 “City Flaneur - Social Documentary Photography” Hong Kong Heritage Museum
2009 “Representations Burdening, Lumenvism, Hong Kong
2007 “Refabricating City, The Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Central Police Station, Hong Kong
2007 Made in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Musum of Art, Hong Kong
2005 Lianzhou International Photo Exhibition, China
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Hong Kong Heritage Museum
BOOK
AKTUELL - new works by 20 photographers from Hong Kong. Published by Agfa Gallery
IN THE EYES OF THE PRESS Published by Hong Kong Press Photographers Association
ESTATE REMINISCENCE Published by Breakthrough.
HKG - A collection of black and white photographs documenting the effect of change in Hong Kong during the handover period Published by Vincent Yu
OUR HOME, SHEK KIP MEI: 1954-2006 - the documentary photo project serves as a library of collective memory in remembrance of the oldest public housing estate in Hong Kong, due to be demolished in 2007. Publised by MCCM creations

 

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