Robin Yong is a multi-awarded Travel Photographer. He enjoys traveling to exotic destinations to befriend and photograph different cultures. He is best known for his work on the Omo Valley Tribes in Ethiopia, the Venetian Masked models in Venice, the Bokator boxers of Cambodia and the Maikos of Kyoto. He calls these works his Travel Portraits, his Art of Travel Medicine. For most of his works, he does not use flash, reflectors or artificial lighting, depending solely on natural lighting alone. The photos are often dramatic, colourful and extremely beautiful. For Robin, every photo must look like a movie poster.
Over the past few years, Robin has quickly become one of the most popular and influential photographers at the Venice Carnevale and within the past few months, Flowers of Ethiopia alone has gathered numerous awards, shortlisted status and honourable mentions in many International Photo competitions, including Alfred Fried Awards, Antu Sente Cup, Australia’s Top Emerging Photographers, International Photography Awards, Istanbul Photo Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, One Eyeland Awards. The Prix de la Photographie Paris, Sienna International Photo Awards, Tokyo International Foto Awards, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) Awards, Xposure Awards, .just to name a few.
In just than 2 years, Robin’s travel photos have gathered more than 425 Awards worldwide.
“Flowers of Ethiopia” alone has gathered numerous awards, finalist status and honourable mentions in many International photography competitions, including Alfred Fried Awards, Antu Sente Cup, Australia's Top Emerging Photographers, International Photography Awards, Istanbul Photo Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, One Eyeland Awards.
The exhibition, curated by Gianfranco Valleriani, is composed by a series of 10 photos called “Ethiopian Flowers”, shot at the Omo National Park, Ethiopia. The measure are photo are cm 50x70. Ten more photos complete the exhibition: eight in black and white, with Ethiopian and Japanese subjects (50x70 cm), and other two bigger size photos in colors (60x90 cm), with Japanese subjects. Fine Art Pigment Prints on Cotton Rag. Limited Edition of 10, numbered and signed by the artist.