About Robin Yong

Robin Yong is a multi-award winning Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph the locals. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful. For Robin, every photo must look like a movie poster... Over the past few years, Robin has quickly become one of the most popular and influential photographers at the Venice Carnevale and within the past few months, Flowers of Ethiopia alone has gathered numerous awards, finalist status and honourable mentions in many International photography competitions, including Alfred Fried Awards, Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, International Photography Awards, Istanbul Photo Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, Sienna International Photo Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards etc. ​

Exhibitions

2018
Montana Pico Festival
The World in the Mountains Exhibition
7th January to 7th April 2018,
MiratecArts Foto Galeria
1-2, n29, Mirateca, Azores 9950-153, Portugal

Hollywood Art and Movie Awards
26th January 2018, Alliance Francaise de Pasadena, Pasadena, CA, United States of America

Portraits: Hellerau Photography Award
8th February to 2nd April 2018
Festspielhaus Hellerau
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56, 01109 Dresden, Germany

29th Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2017
9th February 2018, The Entrance Camera Club, CWA Hall, 1 Pacific St, Long Jetty, NSW, Australia

Talent Factory Annual Event,
2nd May 2018, Two Roads Theatre, Studio City, CA, United States of America

Chinese Opera Showcase:
One Step Closer to Wayang
11th May to 13th May 2018,
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore
12 Tai Gin Road, S327874, Singapore

London Photo Festival
17th to 19th May 2018
The Crypt, Borough High Street, SE1 1JA London, United Kingdom

Noto Fior di Foto
18th May to 20th May 2018,
Teatro Comunale Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza XVI Maggio, 1
96017 Noto
SR, Italy

Flowing City – La Città mai ferma,
Trieste Photo Days,
October 2018, Trieste, Italy


2017
Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 First Exhibition
2nd April to 16th April, Tophane-i Amire Art Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Travel Photographer Society Exhibition
27th April to 7th May, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Sergi Exhibition
4th May to 30th May, Cer Modern Arts Center, Ankara, Turkey.

4th International Photo Salon Plodiv
30th June to 14th July, Gallery of the Association Society of Plodiv Artists, 32 Gladston Street, Plodiv, Bulgaria.

Blank Wall Gallery, Portraits in B&W,
23rd June to 6th July, 55 Fokionos Negri Street 11361, Athens Greece

16th Donggang International Photo Festival (동강국제사진제)
14th July to 1st October 2017, Donggang Museum of Photography and nearby outdoor exhibition hall, Yeongwol Station, Cultural Art Hall, Large Hall of Yeongwol-gun County Office, Women’s Hall, areas of Yeongwol. 1909-10, Yeongwol-ro, Yeongwol-gun, Gangwon-do, Seoul, South Korea.

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Exhibition
7th September to 7th October, FolkArt Gallery, Adalet Mahallesi, Manas Blv. 37-2, 35530 Bayraklı/İzmir, Turkey.

"Out There 2017"
Canberra Photographic Society’s Annual Exhibition, 14th September - 24th September, Watson Arts Centre, 1 Aspinall St, Watson ACT 2602, Australia

Blank Wall Gallery, Travel
22nd September to 5th October, 55 Fokionos Negri Street 11361, Athens Greece

Blank Wall Gallery, Black & White
6th October to 19th October, 55 Fokionos Negri Street 11361, Athens Greece

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Exhibition
10th October to 10th November, Sakarya, Turkey.

29th Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2017
12th October 2017, St George Photographic Society, St George Leagues Club, 124 Princes Highway, Kogarah, NSW, Australia.

29th Sutherland Shire National Exhibition of Photography 2017
17th October 2017, Cronulla Sharks Photography Club, Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, 461 Captain Cook Drive, Cronulla, NSW, Australia.

Blank Wall Gallery, Landscapes
20th October to 2nd November, 55 Fokionos Negri Street 11361, Athens Greece

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Exhibition
16th October to 27th October, Birlesmis Milletler / United Nations Headquarters, New York 405 East 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017 USA.

Photo House "On a Journey" Collective Exhibition
2nd November to 2nd December 2017, Le Dame Art Gallery at Melia White House, 1 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW13UP, United Kingdom.

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 Exhibition
9th November to 19th November 2017, Red October Gallery, Bersenevskiy per., 2с1, Moskva, Московская область, 119072 Moscow, Russia.

The Stockholm Diary - "The Essence of Monochrome"
24th November 2017 to 6th January 2018, Haller utca 27.Budapest 1096, Hungary

Vinci Photo Festival 2017. Il viaggio nell'immaginario.
2nd December 2017 to 12th February 2018
Museo Leonardiano
Piazza dei Guidi, 50059 Vinci, Italy


2015
Country Holidays 20th Anniversary event, "Stories of the Mekong" Photo exhibition, 14th January 2015, Lapis Thai, Shanghai, China.

Influences

Greg Gorman
Jim Zuckerman

Maiko
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