ABOUT | ANNICE LYN

ABOUT | ANNICE LYN

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Annice Lyn is a photojournalist, who visually documents stories that resonate with topics of critical importance. As a former national figure skater, her transition into documentary sports photography led her to become the first and only Malaysian female photographer whose work was accredited for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Pyeongchang 2018 with the means to raise Malaysia's ice-skating community visibility in pursuing winter sports in a tropical equatorial country and has recently covered the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics & Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

She is currently a Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador, and a co-founder of Women Photographers Malaysia focusing on developing an inclusive culture through visual storytelling. Annice's works include the recent cover of TIME magazine, April 2021’s "Climate is Everything” Issue capturing an artwork by Red Hong Yi, and listed in Forbes 30 Under 30, Asia 2021 for her advocacy in bridging the gap in gender equality.

Her works have been picked up by major global publications such as TIMENational Geographic, International Skating Union, the New York Times, Prestige Malaysia, and Malaysia Tatler. Photography aside she has been part of campaigns with prominent brands such as Hennessy, L'Occitane en Provence, Xiaomi, TUMI, Chopard, Glenfiddich, and Apple Inc.

 

Annice was architecturally trained and founded Anntopia in 2015 as a platform to further her creative pursuits in authentic portraits, weddings, and designs. She has covered the Malaysia General Election 2018, as a candidate photographer & campaign designer. She formerly strung for the Associated Press in 2019 and signed with Getty Images later that year covering editorial, featured news, and sports.
 

When Annice is not taking photos, she enjoys being a plant parent, practicing Muay Thai, and indulging in scrumptious matcha delicacies. She is passionate about people stories and is available for assignments and project commissions worldwide, workshops training, speaking engagements & a good conversation over coffee or Zoom, for now...

+ Photo courtesy of Khairul Imran

HONORS / AWARDS

EXHIBITION 

  • 2018   Harapan: An Exhibition on GE14 & the Malaysia Politics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2018

  • 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, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

  • 2021   Thank God It's Monday, Painting Photograph, the BackRoom, the ZhongShan Building, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

  • 2021   Thank God It's Monday, Painting Photograph, Georgetown Festival, Penang, Malaysia

  • 2021   'Connection' by Women Photographers Malaysia Group Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, Malaysia

  • 2021   1000 Tiny Art Works, featuring 100 Artist Group Exhibition, Artist of SEA, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

  • 2022   Women Photographers Malaysia "Strength" Group Photo Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur ,Malaysia

TEACHING & SPEAKING 

  • 2018   Guest Speaker, US Embassy, Malaysia 2018

  • 2018   Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018

  • 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

  • 2019   EOS-1DX Mark III Practical on-site test, Canon Regional, Singapore

  • 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 Artist Walkthrough, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 

  • 2021   Cendana Art Sharing Session: The Making of TIME's 'Climate is Everything' Cover

  • 2021   Capturing Olympic Moments: Olympism Series by the National Olympic Academy of Malaysia 

  • 2021   A Personal Narrative on Olympism, Photography Workshop 

  • 2021   Prominent Alumni Lecture Series, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 2021   UCSI Scholar Enrichment Programme: "Finding your Passion & Purpose" Youth Development and Entrepreneurship

  • 2021   KLAF: Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival - Architecture + Art 

  • 2021   American Express WIN (Women Interest Network) Conference 2021 - How to Position Yourself for The Next Big Opportunity

  • 2022   South China Morning Post: Women of Our Time

  • 2022   Canon Malaysia x ExposurePlus+ Photo, Photography Workshop