ABOUT | ANNICE LYN
ABOUT | ANNICE LYN
+ Photo courtesy of Tay Keen Meng of All is Amazing
Annice Lyn is a visual artist, documentary, and sports photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Raised by two parents whom both focus on community development, Annice seeks to visual document stories that resonate with its critical importance. She founded Anntopia in 2015 as a platform to further her creative pursuits in authentic portraits, weddings, and designs. In 2020 She co-founded Women Photographers Malaysia, which aims to develop an inclusive culture that increases gender equality by ensuring better support and empower women photographers through visual storytelling.
As a former national figure skater, she documents winter sports in the hopes to raise Malaysia's ice-skating community visibility in a tropical equatorial country and to cement the identity of young people as growing and self-aware athletes. She became the first and only female photographer based in Malaysia to be accredited for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (PyeongChang 2018), her photography work has been featured on Samsung #DoWhatYouCant campaign & been picked up by Forbes, Getty Images, Associated Press, AFP, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, Olympic NBC Sports, Malaysia Tatler and various news online and publishing platforms.
In 2018 Annice covered the Malaysia General Election, as a candidate photographer & core team campaign designer. She strung for the Associated Press in 2019 covering news, sports and signed with Getty Images as a contractor and contributor. Through her works, Annice Lyn became a laureate for Southeast Asia Women of the Future Award 2020 under the category of Arts & Culture and listed on Malaysia Prestige 40 Under 40. She was appointed as Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador with a commitment to cultivate emerging photographers, to further promote and build affinity amongst other enthusiasts and professionals within the photography industry.
When Annice is not taking photos, she enjoys being a plant parent, embraces her karaoke quirks and scrumptious bites of a molten lava cake. She is passionate about championing gender equality and available for assignments worldwide, project commissions, workshops training, speaking engagements & good conversations over coffee.
HONORS / AWARDS
2018 Prominent Alumni UCSI University
2018 Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador
2020 Women of the Future Award Southeast Asia
2020 Prestige Malaysia 40 Under 40
2018 Harapan: An Exhibition on GE14 & the Malaysia Politics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 Creator of the Year 2018 Finalist, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2018 61 Years of Malaysia: Contemporary Art Exhibition, Malaysia Fashion Week, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2019 Women Street Photographers Exhibition Finalist, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2020 Bridging the Distance: Documenting National Responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The Biddy's & Fergana Art, Publika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2020 HER. Perspective by Women Photographers Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2020 Women Street Photographers Exhibition Finalist, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2020 Faces of the Heartlands, KL20X20, the ZhongShan Building, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEACHING & SPEAKING
2018 Guest Speaker, US Embassy, Malaysia
2018 Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 Prominent Alumni Lecture Series, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018 A Leap of Faith: Photographing Sports, Photomania, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2019 Challenge the Norm: Women in Sports Photography, Photomania, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2020 EOS-1DX Mark III Practical on-site test, Canon Regional, Singapore
2020 Guest Speaker, PhotoJam Facebook Live Series
2020 Speaker EOS Webinar, Canon Malaysia
2020 Women Street Photographers, a Dialogue by the Curator and Photographers, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2020 'Her Perspective' An Observation of the Female Eye, Women Photographers Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia
2020 Faces of the Hearthlands, KL20X20, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia