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 been leading over 100 photo workshops and has been presenting over 200 seminars throughout the world. He received over 200 awards at international photographic competitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded 1st place at 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. 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 the director of Global Elite Photographer; ambassador & education advisor of NiSi Filters; ambassador & global marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod; ambassador & global marketing advisor of Feiyu Tech; ambassador & international liaison officer of Studio of Masters; and former Phase One Certified Professional.

In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 80 honor and distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, and notably, 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, March 2019

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

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

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

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

“Featured Artist – Kah-Wai Lin” in Landscape Photography Magazine, Issue 52, 2015

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