ABOUT

Philip Cheung is a photographer based in Los Angeles (previously in Toronto).

His photographs have been exhibited in galleries, museums and festivals across North America and Europe, such as The National Portrait Gallery (London, UK), Lumix Festival (Hanover, DE) and the Flash Forward Festival (Toronto, CA).

In 2011, Cheung was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and he has been awarded research and production grants by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. In 2016 he was selected for the Canadian Forces Artist Program by the Directorate History and Heritage to continue a series that examines the sub-culture in Canada’s post-Afghanistan military.

Cheung has also been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, Communication Arts, Photo District News and American Photo. His work is held in the collection of Akkasah, Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, and has appeared in features and reviews in The British Journal of Photography, CNN, Boston Review and TIME among others.

SELECTED CLIENTS

AFAR
Architecture + Detail
CNN
Condé Nast Traveller
Der Spiegel
Dwell
Financial Times
Forbes
The Globe and Mail
The Guardian Weekend
GQ Magazine (UK, Germany) 
Harper's
The Independent Magazine
Le Monde Weekend Magazine
Lufthansa
Maclean's
Monocle
National Geographic
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
The New York Times
Politiken
Porter Airlines
Report On Business
Sportsnet
Stern
TIME
Variety
VICE
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal Magazine (UK)
Winkreative
Wallpaper*

CONTACT

For commissions and exhibition requests contact:
philipcheungphoto@gmail.com
Los Angeles: +1 (323) 736 6341

For print acquisition inquiries contact:
Circuit Gallery (CANADA)
info@circuitgallery.com
www.circuitgallery.com
Toronto: +1 647 477 2487


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

The Edge, Circuit Gallery @ Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, curated by Claire Sykes, Toronto, Canada, 2017


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Mudun: Urban Cultures in Transit, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany, 2017
Future Tense, 516 ARTS, curated by Tracy Quinn, Albuquerque, United States, 2016
[Mis/Dis]Placed, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, curated by Natassa Markidou, Athens, Greece, 2016
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia, Canada, 2014
For the Record: Roadmaps & Diaries, Living Arts Centre Gallery, Mississauga, Canada, 2014
4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, World Exhibition grounds, Hanover, Germany, 2014
Flash Forward, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, United States, 2014
Flash Forward, Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Portland, ME, United States, 2014
Flash Forward, Photofusion, London, United Kingdom, 2013
Flash Forward, Neubacher Shor Contemporary, Toronto, Canada, 2013
VICE Photo Show, China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Black and White Gallery, New York City, United States, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2012
VICE Photo Show, Galerie Nowhere, Montreal, Canada, 2012
The Renaissance Prize, Mall Galleries, London, United Kingdom, 2012
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom , 2011
PDN's 30, Ring Cube Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2011
Public Domain: Public and Civic Spaces in the Arab World, RIBA-Gallery 2, London, United Kingdom, 2011
London Festival of Photography, German Gymnasium, London, United Kingdom, 2011
Emerging Artists Auction, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, New York City, United States, 2011
Flash Forward Festival, Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston, United States, 2011
PDN's 30, Clark/Oshin Gallery, Los Angeles, United States, 2011
Flash Forward Festival, Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada, 2010
2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, World Exhibition grounds, Hanover, Germany, 2010


ARTISTS GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grants to Visual Artists, 2017
Canadian Forces Artists Program, 2016-2017
Akkasah, Center for Photography Artists Residency, New York University - Abu Dhabi, 2014-2016
Ontario Arts Council, Visual Artists Grant, 2014
Toronto Arts Council, Visual Artists Grant, 2014


COLLECTIONS

Akkasah, Center for Photography, New York University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hellenic Centre for Photography Archives, Athens, Greece


AWARDS & HONORS

Leica Oskar Barnack Award - Top 50, 2015
Selected for Review Santa Fe, 2013
Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2013
American Photography 29 (selected), 2013
Photo District News Photography Annual, 2013
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2013
Applied Arts Photography Annual, 2013
Nominated for The Leopold Godowsky, Jr. Color Photography Awards, 2013
The Renaissance Prize (shortlisted), 2012
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (selected), 2011
PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2011
PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (two bronze awards), 2011
American Photography 27 (selected), 2011
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2011
London Festival of Photography (2nd Place, International Award), 2011
SNAP! Best in Photojournalism/Documentary, 2011
Photo District News Photography Annual, 2010
Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2010
American Photography 26 (selected), 2010
Magenta Foundation - Flash Forward (Canada), 2010
Applied Arts Photography Annual, 2010
NPAC Pictures of the Year, 1st Place for Picture Story, 2010
Nominated for the UNICEF Photo of the Year, 2010
Nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass, 2010
Jen Bekman’s Hey Hot Shot! Semi-Finalist, 2010
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award (Canada), 2009
Jen Bekman’s Hey Hot Shot! First and Second Edition Competition, HM, 2009


SELECTED PRESS, INTERVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

Harper's, "Sphinx, Umm al-Quwain", Readings, Print, New York, August, 2017
Al Tashkeel Issue 27, "Gaining Ground, Collecting Photographs from the Middle East", by Anya Stafford, Dubai, December, 2016
Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, Athens, June, 2016
Dazed & Confused, "The photo collective capturing youth’s oddities", by Liv Siddall, Online, London, June, 2015
CNN, "Sharia and skyscrapers: Capturing the parallel worlds of the Emirates", Interview by Tricia Escobedo, Online, New York, May, 2015
OAI13, “Être photographe et Canadien: l’expérience de Phil Cheung”, Interview by Laurence Butet-Roch, Online, Paris, February 2015
National Post, Arts & Life, "Looking back to move forward", Print, Toronto, November, 2014
The Globe & Mail, Flash Forward Tenth, Online, Toronto, October, 2014
Flash Forward Tenth, Magenta Publishing, Book, Toronto, October, 2014
Canon China, "100 Million", Print, Beijing, September 2014
Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Exhibition Catalogue, Hannover, June 2014
The British Journal of Photography, “Shifting Sands”, Interview by Gemma Padley, Print, London, February 2014
Flash Forward 2013, Magenta Publishing, Book, Toronto, October 2013
TIME Magazine's Lightbox, "Shifting Sands: Surreal Landscapes of the United Arab Emirates", Interview by Sophie Butcher, Online, May, 2013
Photo District News, 5 Financial Steps to Launching a Photo Career, Print, April, 2013
Communication Arts, Fresh Profile, Online, September 2012
VICE Magazine - International Edition, "The Photo Issue", Print, New York, July 2012
Arles Photography Open Salon, Galerie Huit, Exhibition Catalogue, Arles, July 2012
VISION Magazine, "Soldiers' Angels" Interview by Lina Wang, Print, Shanghai, April 2012
20x200, by Jen Bekman, Online, New York, March 2012
This Is That Magazine, "A Winter in Kandahar" Interview by Kate Osba, Print, New York, March 2012
The Sunday Times Magazine - Spectrum, "Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize", Print, London, October 2, 2011
British Journal of Photography, "Same as it ever was" by Olivier Laurent, Print, London, August 2011
Photo District News, "30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch" by Holly Hughes, Print, New York, March 2011
Booooooom, "Philip Cheung", Online, August 2011
Maisonneuve, “We Felt No Mercy”, Print, Montreal, March 2011
Mother Jones, "The Final Deployment", Interview by Mark Murrmann, Online, May 2011
Digital Photo Pro Magazine, "Emerging Pro" Interview by Christopher Robinson, Print, Los Angeles, September 2011
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Exhibition Catalogue, London, November 2011
American Photo 27, Book, New York, 2011
Flash Forward 2011, Magenta Publishing, Book, Toronto, 2011
Dear Dave Magazine, Issue 9, Print, New York, May 2011
London Festival of Photography, Exhibition Catalogue, London, July 2011
Feature Shoot, "Philip Cheung", Online, January 2011
Communication Arts, "Photography Annual", Print, San Francisco, 2010
2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, Exhibition Catalogue, Hannover, June 2010
Flash Forward 2010, Magenta Publishing, Book, Toronto, October 2010
American Photo 26, Book, New York, November 2010
Tiny Vices, Online, April 2010
NPAC Pictures of the Year, Catalogue, Toronto, 2010
Flash Forward 2009, Magenta Publishing, Book, Toronto, October 2009