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

2020

Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 162, RPS House, Bristol, UK

2019

LOOK Photo Biennial, Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2019

Canon New Cosmos of Photography, GALLERY Ann, KG+ KYOTOGRAPHIE, Kyoto, JAPAN

2018

Shutter Hub Open, 5&33 GALLERY, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

2018

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

2018

Shutter Hub Open, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

2018

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

2018

The Inner Forest, Verzasca FOTO Festival, Sonogno, SWITZERLAND

2018

Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad, NORWAY

2018

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

2018

Young Portfolio 2017, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, JAPAN

2018

Artrooms Fairs, The Church Palace, Rome, ITALY

2017

SALON/17, Photofusion, London, UK

2017

Diaspora Summit, Regent's University London, London, UK

2017

Decade, theprintspace, London, UK

2017

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

2017

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

2017

Photography on a Postcard, theprintspace, London, UK

2017

Burning with Pleasure #3, Photofusion, London, UK

2017

Conceal/Reveal, Photo Oxford, OVADA, Oxford, UK

2017

ESPY Photography Award, elysiumgallery, Swansea, UK

2017

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

2017

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

2016

Photo-Forum End of Year Show, theprintspace, London, UK

2016

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

2016

Nine, West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff, UK

2015

Portrait Salon, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, JAPAN

2015

Portrait Salon, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, UK

2015

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

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

Canon New Cosmos of Photography
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