#PhotogFeature: Canadian talent in the spotlight

After focusing on international photojournalists last time, our attention turns to three photographers from Canada.

#PhotogFeature will appear on Cold Tea Collective every other Friday, putting a focus on Asian photographers from around the world who inspire us. As fellow Asian creatives, we want to showcase our favourite photographers, artists, cinematographers, and those in the creative space.

Photojournalism relates to the idea of documenting and reporting on the world around us. Last time’s feature was about international photojournalists. We’re dialing it back this week and featuring Canadian talent, two of whom are local to Vancouver.

If you know a creative photographer who you feel we should feature, please reach out to us by emailing info@coldteacollective.com

Richard Lam – @richlamphoto

Remember the iconic photo of the couple kissing during the 2011 Stanley Cup Riots?

That was the work of photographer Richard Lam, a Vancouver, B.C.-based freelance photographer. His website displays work that encompasses a variety of topics, specializing in editorial, sports, and commercial photography — combining a keen eye with a preternatural sense of timing.

Photo credit: @richlamphoto
Photo credit: @richlamphoto
Photo credit – @richlamphoto

Christopher Cheung – @bychrischeung

With a portfolio primarily focused on urban issues and diaspora, Vancouver based journalist, reporter, and writer Christopher Cheung often uses digital photography and videos for his stories. He has previously written for publications such as the Vancouver Courier and Metro, and currently reports on urban issues for The Tyee. His images are often characterized by a wistful nostalgia for the past, with a carefully optimistic outlook.

Photo credit: @bychrischeung
Photo credit – @bychrischeung
Photo credit – @bychrischeung

Michelle Siu – @michellewsiu

Based out of Cambridge, UK, Michelle grew up as the daughter of immigrant parents in Toronto. Her work regularly appears in Canada’s largest publications such as the Globe and Mail and The Canadian Press. Given her background, she reports that “my work has often gravitated towards themes of home and identity.”

Photo credit – @michellewsiu
Photo credit – @michellewsiu
Photo credit – @michellewsiu

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