Hong Kong-native Jess Yu has been taking photographs professionally since 2007, having trained in the art during an exchange programme at a university in Shanghai, China. She also graduated from a university in Hong Kong, majoring in Cultural Studies, and finished her Master’s Degree in Communication in 2017.
Yu told HKFP that she is a “post-80s photographer… driven by human connection and curiosity.”
She has also described herself as “one of the few local, devoted female photographers in town.”
Yu has trained as a journalist and has won awards for photography competitions, which she said encouraged her to take up the art seriously.
The photographer added that she enjoys exploring different fields of photography, and has a particular penchant for shooting street scenes and “surreal” aerial shots that reflect the many sides of Hong Kong.