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Harry Woo is an award winning photographer with a passion in promoting photography as an art form. Over the decades, his contribution to photography is recognized by many of his peers in the photography circle worldwide.
Harry joined The Photographic Society of Malaysia (PSM) in 1983 and shortly after, he began his path in serving the photographic community in 1985 when he took up the role of PSM’s Honorary Treasurer. 2 years later, he served as PSM’s Honorary Secretary until year 2000 which made him PSM’s longest serving Honorary Secretary. He went on to serve as PSM’s President from 2001 till today. Under his leadership, he organized 12 consecutive bi-annual Malaysia International Photography Salon between 1994 and 2018 which was well received by photographers worldwide.
Throughout his years of serving the photography community, his eagerness to promote photographic exchange between photographers of different countries resulted in numerous photography activities in the likes of cross border exhibitions, photography seminars and photography trips. This enabled photographers from various countries being able to interact with the Malaysian photographers and foster friendship through photography. Harry was instrumental in the formation of alliance of PSM with Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, Singapore Colour Photographic Society, PhotoVivo Singapore, Photographic Society of Penang, Sarawak Photo Art Society, International Union Photographer, The Society of Foto Imej Perak and Asia Photographers Union.
In recognition of his photography skills, Harry was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of 18 major renowned photography organizations. The Photographic Society of America conferred upon Harry the distinctions APSA, PPSA, EPSA and 8th Galaxy. He also granted FRPS in 2013. Harry received the distinctions EFIAP, ESFIAP and also appointed Liaison Officer from the International Federation of Photographic Art. In 2009, Harry was appointed the Overseas Representative Liaison Officer and Malaysia Region Director 2018-2019 by The Photographic Society of America and The Photographic Society of New York.
In 2007, Harry published his solo pictorial book “Glow of Nature” and in the same year, held his solo exhibition “Lotus Imagery”. In recent times, he regularly contributes photography articles to “Jalan Jalan Travel” magazines.