Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA.

Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer. To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in over 30 countries. He has been presenting over 100 seminars around the world. Besides, Dr. Lin received over 200 awards at international photographic competitions and exhibitions including multiple gold medals.

Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015 and was named top 10 exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Dr. Lin was honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence of US National Park. Dr. Lin is the current Goodwill Ambassador, and former vice president of Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world.

Dr. Lin is the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania); the founder and president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the co-president of Rising Star Photography Society; the director of NiSi School of Photography, New Jersey; team leader of Global Elite Photographer; the representative and honorary adviser of many photographic societies around the world.

Dr. Lin is the official photographer of Fujifilm; ambassador and lecturer of NiSi Filters; ambassador and advisor of Fotopro Tripod; official photographer of Feiyu; global ambassador of Skylum Software; international liaison officer of Wink – Studio of Masters; ambassador of Shimoda Camera Bag; and Phase One Certified Professional.

In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin has received over 50 honor/distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.