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

2018

Canon New Cosmos of Photography, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

2018

Shutter Hub Open, The Old Truman Brewery, London

2018

What Do You See, Old Apple Tree?, Deptford X Festival, Deptford Does Art, London

2018

The Inner Forest, Verzasca FOTO Festival, Sonogno, Switzerland

2018

Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad, Norway

2018

The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (Digital Projection)

2018

Young Portfolio 2017, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan

2018

Artrooms Fairs, The Church Palace, Rome

2017

SALON/17, Photofusion, London

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, LOOK/17 Liverpool International Photography Festival, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2016

Photo-Forum End of Year Show, theprintspace, London

2016

Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159, various venues including The Old Truman 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

Distinctions

Canon New Cosmos of Photography

2018

Winner, Excellence Award, Canon New Cosmos of Photography

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

Talks and Symposiums

2018

Canon New Cosmos of Photography, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo

2018

Verzasca FOTO Festival, Sonogno

2018

Visualising the Chinese Megacity, University of Central Lancaster, Preston

2017

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

2017

UK/China Cultural Exchange Lab, Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool

Education

2016

MA Documentary Photography, University of South Wales, Newport

2011

BA(Hons) Graphic Design, Kingston University


Press

IMA Japan

BBC

Ilford Photo

The Passporte

Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

It's Nice That #3
Life Framer

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