Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts
of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute,
Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA.
Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin
followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer.
To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most
diverse and remote places in over 30 countries, and he is leading over hundreds of photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been
presenting over 250 seminars around the world, i.e. USA, Malaysia,
Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China, on behalf of Fujifilm, Sony, NiSi,
Fotopro and Skylum. Besides, Dr. Lin received over 200 awards at
international contests and exhibitions including multiple gold medals.
Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International
Photography Award 2015. He was named top 10 exhibitors in the world by
Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Lin was
honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence of US National Park.
Dr. Lin is the Goodwill Ambassador, and the former vice president of
Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest
international photographic organizations in the world. Dr. Lin is the
founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter (New Jersey,
New York, Pennsylvania); the founder and former president of
Photographic Society of New Jersey; the representative and honorary
advisor of many photographic societies around the world. Dr. Lin also
operates a camera
& telescope store, Stetinden Photo, and a fine art gallery, Kah-Wai Lin Fine Art Gallery in New Jersey.
Dr. Lin is the director of Global Elite Photographers; ambassador and education advisor of
NiSi Filters; ambassador and global marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod;
ambassador of f-stop; ambassador and global marketing advisor of FeiyuTech; pro team of
Spiffy Gear; pro team of Red River Paper; ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of
Masters; and panda ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He is also sponsored by Phase One, BenQ and The Heat Company.
In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable
contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 80
honor and distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as
well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US
Member of Congress.