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 her undergraduate studies, she won the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence awarded by the HKSAR Government and pursued her master’s degree in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, the University of London in 2017.

She also works as a freelance news producer mainly working with Al Jazeera English.

Bertha於香港成長。經歷了殖民地時期及回歸後的香港,社會及政治環境的過渡和變遷令她想透過攝影去了解她的成長地。她的攝影作品主要關注身份及城市地貌議題。她相信攝影是與城市溝通的重要橋樑,並希望透過攝影探討不同社會互動對於城市及其文化的影響。

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亦為半島電視台兼任新聞製作人。

Awards

2021
Highly Commended, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, Belfast Photo Festival

2020
Winner, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, “Non-Professional: Editorial: Press/Political”, International Photography Award

Silver, “Business as Usual”, “Editorial/Political”, Tokyo International Foto Awards

Honorable Mention, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, “Non-Professional: Editorial/Political”, Tokyo International Foto Awards

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

2021
Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Photo Festival, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”

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”

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

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

Hong Kong: ATUM Images, “A Hongkonger”

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