Katherine is a Chinese-Canadian freelance documentary photographer and videojournalist currently based in Toronto, Canada. With a background in International Relations, Development Studies, and Journalism, she is driven to share the most urgent stories of our time.

Previously, she was the Photography Project Manager for Climate Tracker, a Program Coordinator for Photographers without Borders, a Video Intern for AFP, and a Reporting Intern for Reuters (Hong Kong). Her work explores themes of social resistance, the climate crisis, and cultural identity. Most recently, her work has appeared in the Wall Street JournalUS News, and China Dialogue.

Available for editorial and commercial assignments internationally.

Currently based in Toronto, Canada

katherinekycheng [at] gmail [dot] com
Exhibitions
Young Lenses: Protest and Pandemic (May 2021)
Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong
Resistance: The Exhibition (February-March 2020)
Center for Media & Social Impact and American University
Eco-Arts and Media Festival (March 2019)
York University in Toronto, Canada 
Nepal: Then and Now (May-August 2018)
Bikalpa Art Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal

AWARDS AND GRANTS
Mick Deane Scholarship Finalist (August 2021)
South China Morning Post Wah Kiu Scholarship Fund - $5,200 (May 2020)
Women Photojournalist of Washington, DC Portfolio Review Scholarship - $100 (February 2019)
York Graduate Fellowship - $10,000 (September 2018)
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - $6,000 (August 2018)
Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada - $17,500 (April 2018)
Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award - $3,500 (March 2018)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship - $10,000 (September 2017)
York Graduate Scholarship and Fellowship - $16,000 (September 2017)


UNIVERSITY
M.J. University of Hong Kong (High Distinction) 2020-2021
M.A. York University 2017-2019
B.A. University of Toronto (Honours with Distinction) 2011-2015

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Katherine Cheng is a videographer, producer and editor based between Toronto and Hong Kong.
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