Chinese-born-Canadian, Norm received his Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in 1984 at the University of Saskatchewan, and his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1989 at theUniversity of Toronto. Moving to Hong Kong in 1994, he worked as a project architect for Wong & Tai Associates Ltd and RTKL International Ltd before pursuing his interest in art and photography. In 1999, he co-founded the organization art collective Meli-Melo Artists Alliance (MMAA), to which he curated numerous art exhibitions with artists from Canada, Thailand and Hong Kong. Norm is known for his monochromatic images of the Asian male physique and face, and in 2005 and 2007, he self-published two photography books entitled The Asian Male —1.AM and The Asian Male — 2.AM. Norm has taught photography at Hong Kong's Open University LiPACE and has been a guest lecturer at Hong Kong Art School. Norm's work has appeared in HK Magazine, WHERE, Global Investor and American Express' Centurion magazine. Celebrities he has photographed include Zhang Yimou,Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Destiny's Child and Korean pop-star Rain.
‘Photography and art are my passion; they gave me purpose to be who I am. This is a chance to share my experience with those that may not have found what they are looking for.'
Date: Wednesday, 8th September 2010 Time: 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Venue: Hughes Room, Foreign Correspondents’ Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong Admission: $100 (WiPS members); $200 (non-members) Registration: Registration required. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org and write ‘norm yip’ in the subject line. Payment can be made at the door by cash or cheque made out to “Women in Publishing Society”
Cancellations can only be accepted up to 48 hours before an event. The Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the status of women in publishing and other industries. It provides networking and training opportunities through events and workshops.