Born and raised in southern China, Amy Luo obtained her Master's degree in European Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh and went on to further her research at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Since her graduation, Luo has been engaged with feature film projects, documentaries as well as news reportages both in China and abroad.
In 2015, Luo graduated from the General Studies program at the International Centre of Photography (ICP) in New York. Since then, her work has been exhibited and published internationally. It has also been cited with a number of awards including being placed as a finalist for Fine Art photography in the first edition of the Magnum Photography Awards in 2016.
Luo currently divides her time between New York City and Beijing working both in film production and also as a freelance photographer.
Rita. K. Hillman Award of Excellence, International Center of Photography, 2015.
Finalist in Fine Art Photography, Magnum Photography Awards, 2016
First Place for Personal Work, Professional Category, Photo District News (PDN) Faces, 2017
Student Spotlight, Lensculture Exposure Awards, 2017
TOP 50 List, Critical Mass, Photolucida, U.S. 2017
Winner, American Photography 33, 2017
Winner, Portrait Salon Awards 2017, London
Honorable Mention for Deeper Perspective, International Photography Awards, 2017
Honorable Mention for Fine Art : Portrait, International Photography Awards, 2017
Honorable Mention for Editorial : Photo Essay and Feature Story, International Photography Awards, 2017
Silver, Fine Art-People, Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3), 2018
Honorable Mention, Portrait, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, 2018
Excellent Photographer Award, Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), 2018
Selected Publications and Press
Lensculture, "Reconstructed Dream Portraits", 2016
Magnum Photo, "Magnum Photography Awards 2016"
American Photography 33, 2017
American Photography 34, 2018
PDN Magazine, April Issue, “Re-imagining Tibet”, 2018
Chinese Photography, Cover, Issue No. 462, 2018
Chinese Photographers, May Issue, “Capturing Souls with Portraiture-Interview with Photographer Amy Luo”, 2018
China Photo Press, November 6th, “Interview with Amy Luo: Out of Photographers’ Hands, Art Work Has Its Own Life Path”, 2018
Xinhua News Agency, Los Angeles, "Interview With Amy Luo, the Only Chinese Winner of the 2016 Magnum Photography Awards", 2016
Xinhua News Agency, Chengdu, “Amy Luo, a Photographer in pursuit of dreams, and her ties with Tibet”, 2018
People's Daily, Beijing, "Interview With Amy Luo, Magnum Photography Award Winner", 2016
Nanfang Daily, Guangzhou, China, "Which Dreams Do You Identify With? Magnum Photography Award Winning Series "Dreams", 2016
Ifeng.com, Hong Kong, "2016 Magnum Photography Awards", 2016
Ifeng.com, Hong Kong, "Amy Luo's work on Tibetan Myths and Folklores", 2017
"Tipping Point", Rita. K. Hillman Educational Gallery, ICP, NYC, 2015
“#helloICP", ICP Museum, NYC, 2015
"Portrait Salon Awards 2017", London, 2017
"American Photography 33", NYC, 2017
International Summer School of Photography Masterclass 2016/2017 Exhibition, Kuldiga, Latvia, 2017
The 26th National Photographic Art Exhibition, Lishui, China, 2017
The 18th Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP), Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China, 2018
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