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 photojournalist, mainly working with Agence France-Presse (AFP) and a news producer mainly working with Al Jazeera English and ABC Australia.
Highly Commended, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”, Belfast Photo Festival
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.”
Helsinki, Finland: Helsinki Photo Festival, “For Actually the Earth Had No Roads to Begin With”
Jakarta, Indonesia: Jakarta International Photography Festival, “Traces of British Colonial Hong Kong”
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”