Mr. Wai-Leung Chak was born in Dongguan, Guandong Province, China in 1942. He began studying art photography in 1964 with Master S. F. Dan who taught in an adult further education institute. In 1959, Mr. W. L. Chak joined the civil service of the Hong Kong Government. He retired from public service in 1993 for which he had served for over thirty-three years. Mr. Chak was awarded a Certificate of Long and Meritorious Service and a gold pin in 1990 as well as Long Service Travel Award in 1992. He has been an international salon judge, examination judge and honorable adviser for numerous photographic associations in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China. He was a contributor to photographic magazines and newspapers and a tutor for institutes of art photography.


Shek Kip Mei
1968, Gelatin Silver Print, 51 (H) x 51 (W) cm