ABOUT | ANNICE LYN

ABOUT | ANNICE LYN

+ Photo courtesy of Khairul Imran

Annice Lyn is a documentary & sports photographer, based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 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.

She is currently a Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador, a notable Southeast Asia Women of the Future Award 2020 laureate, and a co-founder of Women Photographers Malaysia, with the means to develop an inclusive culture through visual storytelling. Annice's works include the recent cover of TIME magazine, April 2021’s "Climate is Everything” Issue, and listed in Forbes 30 Under 30, Asia 2021 for her advocacy in bridging the gap in gender equality.

Her works have been featured by The Guardian, covering Lunar new year celebrations around the world and picked up by major global publications such as TIME, Forbes, New York Times, National Geographic, International Skating Union, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Olympic NBC Sports and Malaysia Tatler. She has also been part of campaigns with prominent brands such as Hennessy, L'Occitane en Provence, 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 as a current contract featured news photographer, covering sports and editorial news.
 

When Annice is not taking photos, she enjoys being a plant parent, practicing Muay Thai, and indulges 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....

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

  • 2021   Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 

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, the ZhongShan Building, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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

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