Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA. Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer.

To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in 30+ countries, and has led 100+ photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been presenting 200+ seminars around the world, i.e. USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, etc. Besides, Dr. Lin received 200+ awards at international photographic competitions and exhibitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015 and was named top 10 exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Lin was honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence of US National Park.

Dr. Lin is the Goodwill Ambassador, and former vice president of Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world, and Dr. Lin is the youngest board member in the 85 years history of PSA. Dr. Lin is the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania); the founder and former president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the president of New Jersey Photography Academy; the president of Rising Star Photography Society for Youth; the representative and honorary adviser of many photographic societies around the world.

Dr. Lin is also the director of Global Elite Photographer; ambassador and education advisor of NiSi Filters; ambassador and marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod; ambassador of Feiyu Tech; ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of Masters; and Phase One Certified Professional.

In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received 80+ honor/distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.


“Interview with Kah-Wai Lin”, Iceland Photo Tours, 2020

“Photographer of the Month: Kah-Wai Lin”, CaptureLandscapes, Mar 2019

“Interview with Kah-Wai Lin”, Photography Talk, 2018

“The Art of Motion – Interview with Dr. Kah-Wai Lin”, Photo Creator Magazine, Apr-Jun 2017

“Creative Environment – Artist-in-Residence Interview”, Arizona Highways, February 2017

“Landscape Photographers – Kah-Wai Lin”, Sino Monthly Magazine, December 2016

“Interview with Kah-Wai Lin” in Bokeh Magazine, Vol 14, 2014