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 over 30 countries, and he has been leading hundreds of photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been presenting over 250 seminars around the world, i.e. USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, on behalf of Phase One, Fujifilm, Sony, NiSi, Fotopro and Skylum. On social media, Dr. Lin has over 300,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram.
Besides, Dr. Lin received over 200 awards at international contests and exhibitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015. He 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 the 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 representative and honorary advisor of many photographic societies around the world. Dr. Lin also operates a camera & telescope store, Stetinden Photo, in New Jersey.
Dr. Lin is the director of Global Elite Photographers; official photographer of Phase One Camera; ambassador and education advisor of NiSi Filters; ambassador and global marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod; ambassador of f-stop; ambassador and global marketing advisor of FeiyuTech; pro team of Spiffy Gear; pro team of Red River Paper; ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of Masters; and panda ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He is also sponsored by BenQ and The Heat Company.
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, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.