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 Sok Lin

Master of Arts (MA)

Mass Communication & Journalism,

The University of Iowa, USA, 2003

Commercial Photographer, Studio DL

Expertise in Lifestyle, Portraiture, Editorial, Commercial Photography

Photography is communication; and the voice of people and merchandise is the detail Sok Lin delivers incredibly well in her photographic images. Hers is a journey from passion to profession and along the way, perfecting the art of listening and interpreting.


An active commercial and fine-arts photographer at Studio DL, Sok Lin’s craft is beyond the pitch of retail photography. Her work is a visual thread of honesty and artistry. A photographic statement that is felt when seen.


Sok Lin’s early days as a photojournalist with Iowa City Press-Citizen has influenced her veristic documentary of humanity. Vividly unfolding the human story, her musings with the camera also shows the way nature paints a narrative. 


Realizing Dreams Photo Exhibition, IDEAS Academy, New Zealand Official Residence, 2016

Hospis Malaysia Photo Exhibition: Palliative Care Awareness Campaign, Publika, 2014

Women’s Aid Organization #NoExcuseForAbuse Photo Exhibition, Publika, 2014

​​Dreaming Kitchen: Flavor of Asia Photo Exhibition, UNESCO Asian-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), Seoul, Korea, 2008

World Press Photo & Asia-Europe Forum group exhibition on “Migration”, Amsterdam, Hanoi & Singapore, 2004

World Press Photo & Asia-Europe Forum, Young Photographers' Documentary Photography Workshop, Amsterdam, 2003

Young Portfolio Acquisitions 2003, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, 2003

Associated Press DiverseVisions VIII Photojournalism Workshop, New Jersey, 2002

​​​Solo Exhibition, Older American Month, Iowa City Senior Center, Iowa, 2001


Malaysia Silver Effie Award, #NoExcuseForAbuse, Women’s Aid Organization, 2014 

Malaysia Gold Effie Award, WWF Earth Hour Campaign, 2009

​​Finalist, Photographer’s Forum’s Best of College Photography Annual, USA, 2001

Iowa Press Photographers Association (IPPA) 2001

Feature (1st place), Pictorial (1st place), Portrait (1st place), Photo Essay (3rd place) 


Iowa Press Photographers Association (IPPA) 2000

Photo Essay (3rd place)

​​​Fuji Scholarship, National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) Women in Photojournalism Conference, Texas, 2001

Finalist, National Juried Photo Exhibition, Kreft Center for Arts, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2001

Ruth and Morris Zweiban Memorial Journalism Scholarship, University of Iowa, 1999

Mariko Mizuhara Award for Cross Cultural Understanding, University of Iowa, 1998

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