Sheung Yiu is a self-taught independent photographer based in Hong Kong. His work explores the many facets of photography in contemporary culture. Currently, he focuses on the use of photography in science communication. He is currently a master student in Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at Aalto University.
His work is exhibited internationally, most recently in the Guangzhou Image Triennial. published in various online photo zines such as ThisIsPaper, Der Greif, Lintroller and Wavepool. In 2017, He won the Grand Jury Prix at Wonder Foto Day and first prize in NTU International Photography Awards. He runs a Tumblr blog (@Juxtaposter) and a website (www.sheungyiu.com). When he is not t
‘The Poetics of Science’ is a photography research project that investigates the visual culture surrounding scientific imagery. Since its inception, photography has been inextricably intertwined with science. While photographs in the early days stood as an ‘accurate’ replication of reality, they have become increasingly more artificial, figurative and abstract. Experimenting with the interplay among photography, graphic design and text, the project explores the unique visual language and conventions in scientific imagery, and consequently the social construction of “science-ness” through various visual mediums.