Qualifications

Economics degree - Macquarie University, Australia - Nikt Wong found life in the financial markets enslaving - its lucrative financial rewards - could never match the priceless nature of personal freedom. His exposure to photography is self-taught and has over 10 years of photography experience to share.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Corporate/Editorial Photography Experience

Food
Nikt has worked on several books related to Food, published by MPH and FAMA. He has also shot food for publications like Female, Appetite, Going Places and notable restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.

Travel
Nikt has shot for German publisher Berlitz and their well-known travel guide book series – ‘Insight Guides’ (the world’s largest collection of pictorial guide books). He completed two books for them - Kuala Lumpur and Phuket. Nikt has also done numerous Going Places stories in literally every state in Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak.

Nikt has also shot for the Spanish Embassy, a travelogue on the route of Don Quixote in central Spain. This resulted in a touring exhibition throughout Malaysia.

Corporate Brochures, Visual Library & Events
Nikt has been shooting portraits and business angles for several international magazines like German weekly business - “Wirtschaftswoche'', multinationals like Volkswagen and local government agencies, in particular Khazanah Nasional Berhad, since 2007. Work with Khazanah, covering notable international personalities and Heads of States have resulted in the book ‘Khazanah Merdeka Series’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photojournalism Experience

Nikt has pursued human interest subjects over 10 countries throughout Asia, resulting in documentary photography work with NGO’s like the Tamil Tigers Rehabilitation Organisation (in Tamil Tiger controlled areas in Srilanka), UNHCR (Srilanka/Malaysia), MERCY Malaysia (medical aid in Iran after the Bam earthquake) and Discovery Channel (for the re-enactment of the Bali Bombing)

Personal projects on human interest issues concerning Sufism in Afghanistan and India and communities in Iran and Azerbaijan brought about talks and exhibitions at The Photographers Gallery and stories sold to various publications like Marie Claire and Action Asia.

His pictures have been published by The Edge, The Star, News Straits Times Group, NTV7, Bernama and Utusan.

Photography Teaching

Nikt started giving talks on photojournalism through The Photographers Gallery in Kuala Lumpur in 2005. This led to other workshop programs hosted by brands like Kodak, Sony, Nikon, and the National Art Gallery . He has also provided corporate communications training workshops for UNHCR regional officers on photojournalism.

Nikt is a teaching and advisory panel member for Nikon Malaysia and conducts customised photography training workshops.

 


 

Awards
> Finalist – KL Photo Awards 2010 (Contemporary Portraiture)
> 1st Prize – KL Photo Awards 2009 (Contemporary Portraiture)
> 1st Prize – Through The Eyes Of  A Malaysian Photographer (Spanish Embassy, Msia 2005)
> Siemens - Malaysian Young Artist Exhibition Grant - 2003

Solo Exhibitions
> Colour Of Humanity
Siemens Art Gallery, solo exhibition 2003

> Route of Don Quixote
National Art Gallery, KL 2005
Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, KL 2006
University Sains Malaysia, Penang 2006
Danga Bay exhibition gallery, Johore 2006
Grand Hyatt, Sabah 2007


Group Exhibitions

> Datum – KL Architectural Festival 2011 – MAP White Room
> KL Photo Awards 2009 and 2010 -The Annexe Gallery, KL
> Out of Berlin
Goethe Institute, Berlin + Worldwide 2007 - The Annexe Gallery, KL, 2008
> 5 smooth Stones- The Photographers Gallery, KL Biennale 2005
> Malaysia@50 - National Art Gallery, KL 2007

Books
> ‘Songket’ – A New Look at Songket – YTNZ Foundation – Malaysia
> ‘Senyum Sokmo’ – The Colourful Life of Terengganu
> ‘Malaysia@50’ Book Project – 2007
‘Khazanah Merdeka Series’ – A Year in Pictures 2007/2008 – Khazanah National
‘Insight City Guide Kuala Lumpur’ – Insight Guides/Discovery Channel
> ‘Phuket Pocket Guide’ – Berlitz
> Table – Food Frangipanis & Flair -Flame of the Forest Singapore
> Fruitastic – For Healthy Living Longevity and Wellness - MPH Malaysia
> Vegemania - For Healthy Living Longevity and Wellness - MPH Malaysia