Derek Man is a photographer based in London. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he has lived in the UK since 2005 and became a naturalised citizen in 2016. His work explores cultural identity and what we call home – how we form a sense of place, and what makes us feel like we belong.


Twitter: @derek_man
Instagram: @derekman_


Exhibitions

2017 

Diaspora Summit, Regent's University London, London

2017 

Decade, theprintspace, London

2017 

Cultivate: 7500 Stories, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London

2017 

Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes, Reclaim Photography Festival, Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton

2017 

Photography on a Postcard, theprintspace, London

2017 

Burning with Pleasure #3, Photofusion, London

2017

Conceal/Reveal, Photo Oxford, OVADA, Oxford

2017 

ESPY Photography Award, elysiumgallery, Swansea

2017 

The Isle of Wight Analogy, Ventnor Fringe Festival, Isle of Wight

2017 

Culture Shifts: Global, Open Eye Gallery, LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival, Liverpool

2016 

Photo-Forum End of Year Show, theprintspace, London

2016 

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159, various venues including Old Truman’s Brewery, London; Royal Albert Hall, London; University of Brighton, Brighton

2016

Nine, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

2015

Portrait Salon, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo

2015

Portrait Salon, Embassy Tea Gallery, London

2015 

Twenty Twenty Vision, Deptford X Festival & Artlicks Weekend, Take Courage Gallery, London


Education

2016 

MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, Newport

2011 

BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Kingston University


Distinctions

2017 

Selected, K*MoPA Young Portfolio

2017 

Nominated, Magnum Photos Graduate Photographers Award

2017 

Commended, ESPY Photography Award

2017 

Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England

2016 

Selected, Source Graduate Photography


Press

BBC

It's Nice That #3

FotoRoom

Art on a Postcard

F-Stop Magazine

PH Museum

Fast Co.Design

It's Nice That #2

YET Magazine

LOOK/17 Blog

Splash and Grab

Creative Boom

GUP Magazine

Corridor8

Aesthetica Magazine

British Journal of Photography

Creative Review

The Skinny

Source Photographic Review

Edge of Humanity

It's Nice That #1

Don't Panic

The Independent


Selected clients

American Express

The Clerkenwell Post

Hargreaves Lansdown

Majestic Wine

VICE