Visual Storytelling Workshop with Kevin WY Lee

Exhibition Period
Mar 06 - 27, 2021
Exhibition date and time
Sat to Sat, -
Exhibition Place

Following the success of our Visual Storytelling Workshop last November, instructor Kevin WY Lee, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) is returning to facilitate another online series this March. The four-weekend workshop is tailored for those who use images as part of awareness raising, educational, and fundraising campaigns. The instructor will guide the participants to use the source from open archives to develop their own photo story. Robert Godden, founder of Rights Exposure will also guest speak at one session to discuss the concept of “Informed Consent”.


Kevin was a juror for the WMA Masters and is on the jury panel of the World Press Photos 2021. He has designed many visual storytelling workshops in the region for non-profits working across a spectrum of issues, including human rights, humanitarian, environmental and social ones.


The online workshop will be conducted in English.

Workshop application:


**Application deadline: 24.02.2021 (Wed) 11pm**


Details of the workshop:

Capacity: 10 groups

  • With priority for members of civil societies, researchers and students
  • Participants can join as an individual or in a group of up to two persons
  • To ensure smooth discussion, the two persons are expected to sign into a session together, under one account


Session 1: 6/3 (Sat) 14:30-17:30

  • Introduction to storytelling with images
  • How to look at and edit images and construct narratives through pairing and sequencing a series of images


Session 2: 13/3 (Sat) 14:30-17:30

  • Guest lecture by Robert Godden on “Informed Consent” when working with subjects on photo stories
  • Review of editing assignment
  • Participants will be asked to think of their own projects to pursue in the end of class


Session 3: 20/3 (Sat) 14:30-17:30

  • Participants will pitch and present their intended projects 
  • Feedback and critique from facilitator and peers


Session 4: 27/3 (Sat) 14:30-17:30

  • Participants will present their projects  
  • Feedback and critique from facilitator and peers


How to apply:

  • Anyone aged 16 or above is eligible to apply, participants need not have any photographic knowledge or skills, but basic English proficiency is expected.
  • The workshop is free of charge, However, a deposit of HK$500 per person is required after the application is confirmed. The full amount will be refunded after the participant(s) has attended all the 4 sessions, submitted their assignment (i.e. the photo story project and their artist statement), and contributed at least two images per person of their own creation to WMA Open, our online image archive ( For any enquiries, please reach us at [email protected].


About the instructor 

Kevin WY Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. He founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for Photography & Visual Arts in Asia. 


Kevin participates vigorously in photography and art across the region as a practitioner, curator and educator, including the Angkor Photo Festival (Cambodia), Prix Pictet Award, PhotoQuai Biennale. Kevin’s solo exhibition AESTHETICITY was presented at DECK in 2018, ‘Hundred Daughters Hundred Patience Hundred Meals’ is his latest publication.


Image / Kevin WY Lee

6/3 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm

13/3 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm

20/3 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm

27/3 (Sat)
2:30pm - 5:30pm