Dr. Kah-Wai Lin is a distinguished landscape, wildlife, and travel photographer, documentary film producer, and photography educator based in New Jersey, USA. His multifaceted career has been marked by a remarkable journey that spans the realms of medicine, research, and the captivating world of professional photography and film production.

Born in Malaysia, Dr. Lin is not only a holder of a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Lviv National Medical University in Lviv, Ukraine, but also possesses a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from the esteemed Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Following a successful research career at Princeton University in New Jersey, Dr. Lin made a profound shift to follow his passion for visual storytelling through photography and documentary filmmaking. Currently, he is the president of Kah-Wai Lin Photography LLC; Sunskye Films LLC – a documentary film production company; and Global Heritage Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to preserving nature and culture.

Today, Dr. Lin’s impact on the world of photography is substantial. With a portfolio that spans over 100 photo workshops, presentations at over 300 seminars worldwide, and a collection of more than 200 global awards, he stands out as a luminary in his field. Noteworthy achievements include securing 1st place at the International Photography Award in 2015 and being recognized among the top 10 exhibitors globally by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Lin was honored with the prestigious appointment as Artist-in-Residence of the US National Park, a testament to the profound impact of his work on the appreciation of natural landscapes. His contributions have garnered sponsorship from leading brands in the industry, including Phase One, NiSi, Fotopro, f-stop, FeiyuTech, Spiffy Gear, iwata-Tech, Red River Paper, BenQ, Laowa, Cotton Carrier, and The Heat Company.

Dr. Lin’s commitment to the photographic community extends beyond his artistic endeavors. He served as the former Vice President of the Photographic Society of America (PSA); the founder and former Chairman of the PSA Metropolitan Chapter; and the founder and former president of the Photographic Society of New Jersey. With an influential social media presence boasting over 300,000 followers, Dr. Lin continues to inspire and connect with a global audience.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Lin has received numerous honorary titles from photographic organizations worldwide. He has also been honored with the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from a US Member of Congress, acknowledging his photographic excellence and the positive impact he has made on the broader community.