+ 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 who visual document story that resonates with its critical importance. She developed her passion for photography while obtaining her professional architectural degree at UCSI University and was named a prominent alumnus for her work. She founded Anntopia in 2015 as a platform to further her creative pursuits in authentic portraits, weddings, and designs. Annice Lyn is the co-founder of Women Photographers Malaysia, with a vision to develop an inclusive culture that increases gender equality by ensuring better support and empowerment of women photographers through visual storytelling.

As a former national figure skater, she seeks to visually document winter sports to raise the ice-skating community's visibility in a tropical equatorial country. 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.

Annice has covered the Malaysia General Election in 2018, as a candidate Photographer & core team campaign designer. She strung for the Associated Press in 2019 covering news and sports and signed with Getty Images as contractor and contributor. She often shares her philosophy in photography through public speaking engagements and workshops training. She is the recipient of the Women of the Future Awards Southeast Asia 2020 and appointed as Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador with a commitment to cultivate and nurture a new generation of young photographers. Among all her achievements, Annice is a finalist for photo creator of the Year 2018 & a speaker at 2018, 2019, and 2020 Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival. 


When Annice is not taking photos, she enjoys a good read, coffee, and scrumptious bites of a molten lava cake. She is passionate about championing gender equality and she's available for assignments worldwide, project commissions, workshops training, speaking engagements & good conversations. 


2010 - 2011    Foundation in Architecture, UCSI University 
2011 - 2015    BSc (Hons) Architecture Technology, UCSI University 


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


2018    Prominent Alumni Lecture, UCSI University 
2018    Canon Malaysia EOS Youth Ambassador 
2020    Women of the Future Award Southeast Asia 


2018    Guest Speaker, US Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   
2018    Guest Lecturer, Design Communication in Architecture, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
2018    Prominent Alumni Lecture Series, UCSI University, Cheras 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    Featuring Annice Lyn, PhotoJam, Facebook Live

2020    Women Photographers Malaysia, Photojam, Facebook Live

2020    The Moment It Click, EOS Workshop Webinar, Canon Malaysia 

2020    Capturing Moments Workshop with EOS Youth Ambassadors, 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, artist walkthrough, KL20X20, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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