Kah-Wai Lin, MD, PhD
Team Leader, Tour Leader
Principal, Rising Star Photography Society for Youth
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 M.D. degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Ph.D. degree 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 over 30 countries. Dr. Lin received nearly 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 photographic 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 at Petrified Forest National Park. Besides, Dr. Lin is the former board member and vice president of Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world.
Dr. Lin is also the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter; the founder and president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the representative and honorary adviser of many photographic societies around the world. Dr. Lin is also the ambassador and lecturer of NiSi Filters; ambassador and technical adviser of Kingjoy Tripod; ambassador of Laowa Camera Lens; official photographer of Baidu Image; and Phase One Certified Professional.
In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 50 honor/distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress. For more information about Dr. Lin’s photography, please visit his website at: www.kahwailin.com