About

Bertha is a photographer born and raised in Hong Kong. Growing up in British colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong, the social and political changes brought by the transition after the transfer of sovereignty to China have immensely aroused her interest in acquiring a more comprehensive understanding of her native city. These unique perspectives are meticulously reflected in her work, focusing on issues relating to identity and urban landscape. She concurrently explores the impacts of a wide variety of social interactions concerning urban cultures, having a deep conviction that photography can serve as a wonderful means for accurately communicating urban stories.

She read Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a sports scholarship. After completing undergraduate studies, she won the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence awarded by the HKSAR Government and pursued her master degree in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2017.

Bertha is also the correspondent of A City Made By People .

Bertha於香港成長。她的攝影作品主要關注身份及城市地貌議題。透過攝影,她希望探討不同社會互動對於都市文化的影響。她同時熱衷於旅遊,相信攝影是與城市溝通的重要橋樑。

她於2009年透過「獎學金運動員計劃」入讀香港中文大學,主修政治與行政學;另於2016年獲得香港特區政府頒發「卓越獎學金」並獲授「香港尖子」榮譽,同年負芨英國倫敦大學金匠學院修讀攝影及都市文化碩士課程。

Bertha是荷蘭雜誌 “A City Made By People” 香港區成員。

Awards

2020

Winner, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, “Non-Professional: Editorial: Press/Political”, International Photography Award

Shortlisted, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, “State of the World”, The Prix de la Photographie Paris: P×3

Finalist, “Business as Usual”, “Documentary and Photojournalism”, Siena International Photo Award.”

Group Exhibition

2020 (online) Hong Kong: Amnesty International Hong Kong, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”

2019 Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta International Photography Festival,  “Traces of British Colonial Hong Kong”

2019 Hong Kong: “Searching for the Spirit of Yau Ma Tei and North Point”

2017 London, UK: Urban Photo Festival 2017, “The Under-stairs Stories”

2017 Hong Kong: ATUM Images, “A Hongkonger”

2017 Liverpool, UK: LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival, “Trace of British Colonial Hong Kong”

Contact
Email: berthawang220@gmail.com
Instagram: @berthawangg
Twitter: @berthawangg