Phung Noi Fong is an international award-winning photographer. Born in Vietnam to Chinese immigrants, it was her parents’ gift of a camera when she was twelve that marked her path. A defining moment in Phung’s life came when she became a student to world-renowned photographer Master Chin-San Long while studying journalism at the University of Taiwan. Under Master Long’s tutelage, Phung proved her unique ability and became the youngest person and the first woman to become a permanent member of the Chinese Photographic Society, Taiwan.
Family took Phung to the Dominican Republic, where she raised four daughters while running a successful business. She returned to Asia on a photographic pilgrimage to photograph landscapes and daily life in dozens of countries, including China, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Australia. Phung had long desired to capture the native essence of these regions in a fresh and intimate way, and she achieves this photographing on horseback, on foot, and by boat.
Phung earned an Associateship from the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), a Fellowship from the Vietnam Photographic Society, and over twenty international medal and awards (PSA, FIAP, UPI), confirming her success. At the young age of seventy-two, Phung passionately continues her journey behind the camera lens.