Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows from New York to Arles, in addition to working for clients such as the Wall Street Journal, The Fader in New York, Das Magazin in Zurich, Yo Dona in Madrid and Afisha Mir in Moscow on editorial features. She graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, with a full portfolio acquired for the permanent collection of the Sagamihara City Museum in Japan and was a participant in the Reflexions Masterclass of 2011-2013.
Ying has lived and worked extensively in Asia, Australia and North America, having pursued post-graduate studies in Political Science with a background in Biotechnology and Communications. She most recently published her artist book, Gold Coast, which has since won the New York Photo Festival and Encontros Da Imagem book prize for 2014, was a finalist for Australian Photobook of the Year, the CREATE Award, the Guernsey Photography Festival Prize for 2015 and acquired for the Rare Books Collection at the Victorian State Library. Gold Coast was also listed by Flak Photo, Lensculture, Voices of Photography, Mark Power / Magnum Photos, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive and Self Publish Be Happy in their top photobooks of 2014 and recently honoured with a nomination for the prestigious Prix Pictet award for 2015. Ying has also recently fulfilled the role of chief curator for the print exhibitions at the Obscura Festival of Photography and the keynote speaker at the inaugural Photobook New Zealand, 2016.
A member of the MJR creative collective, alongside Adrienne Grunwald, Ling Ang, Mustafah Abdulaziz, Matthew Craig, Gareth Phillips, Brandon Thibodeaux and Noah Rabinowitz, Ying also devotes her time to working on curatorial projects with photo festivals, speaking engagements, producing publications and managing a variety of projects within the wider creative community. Ying is currently a part of the teaching faculty at The International Centre of Photography in New York.