Ken Shung was born in New York City, where he lives and works to this day, and has been shooting images from the age of 17. He began his career spotting prints in the studio of Irving Penn and freelancing in the studios of editorial photographers Annie Leibovitz, Bill King, Bob Richardson, and assorted magazine photographers. Trained in the workings of studio lighting and editorial magazine photography, Mr. Shung set out to find his own style without the limits of the formal studio to produce work with the intention and idea that, "the world is my studio." He has worked for many major magazines and has been published internationally in Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine, Interview, GQ, Discover, Money, Fortune, More, New York Magazine, Mirabella and Vanity Fair. Additionally, he has shot lingerie advertising for over 20 years. Awards have included PDN / Nikon, Art Directors Club, American Photo Magazine and APA awards books. His work was purchased by the Beyeler Museum at Art Basel Switzerland and has sold at Miami Basel and Scope in 2010. He had a one person exhibition at the New York Public Library in March 2011 and the Art Space in Germantown, New York, along with a group exhibition at the New York City Museum on Street Photography in 2012. His work is currently represented by mptv Images in Los Angeles.
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