Nikon Photo Contest 2018 - 2019 Judge

Wing Shya


It is my honour to be Foreman of the Jury this year for the Nikon Photo Contest, which is a premium award globally, to discover talents and new perspectives beyond imaginations. Being part of the jury is a challenging task filled with the responsibility for we are to continue this great tradition of selecting relevant quality, discerning trends, and mapping future ideas and professionals. It is a wonderful opportunity for talented individuals to enter this contest, for their works would be introduced to a world of professionals and public. The opportunity to show the world your excellence is golden.


Wing Shya is a contemporary artist with works spanning the fields of film, art, and fashion. He graduated from the Emily Carr Institute in Canada. In 1991 he returned to Hong Kong, where he founded the photo agency, Shya-La-La Workshop.

Since 1997, he has worked under exclusive contract as photographer and graphic designer for film director Wong Kar-wai. In 2006, an exhibition of his work titled, The Wing Shya Exhibition, was held at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo. He debuted his first full-length feature film, Hot Summer Days, in the spring of 2010. In the fall of 2017, Shya collaborated with SCôP to present the retrospective photo exhibit Acting Out, a compilation of the past 25 years of his work in the fields of art, fashion, and film.