Jeffrey Lau was born and raised in Queens, NY. He attended the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York with a concentration in graphic design. His design ability gave him nine successful years in a career working in the primary fields of corporate id, print, and web.

Shortly after the events of September 11th, 2001, Jeffrey began contemplating his ability to effectively communicate ideas, beliefs, and emotions through design. He sought to simplify his focus, personally and professionally, in order to channel a stronger, and more lasting message in his work. It was then that he began to teach himself the medium of photography.

Jeffrey began working as a full-time photographer in early 2006. His commissioned work covers a broad range of fields including extended photo-essays, photojournalism, wedding photojournalism, environmental portraits, and commercial advertising. He has shot for brands such as Motorola, Ford and Target..

His work has been published in CNN International, GQ Magazine (Japan), MSNBC, Decision Magazine,
SF Weekly, People, Architectural Record, The Caravan, Thirteen Minutes, China International Business, Beijing Today and the South China Morning Post, among others.

He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Wedding Photo Journalist Association. Jeffrey has also regularly lectured on photojournalism and overseas still-documentary for CUNY Queens College.

Jeffrey has received awards from NSAFM for the Motorola (RED) project (2006), WPJA Gold Medallion (2007), WPJA Blue Medallion (2008), named Top 50 WPJA Photographers (2007), featured in WEDPIX Magazine (2007) and Canon USA, Inc. (2009).

This year, his work entitled “China in Brief” was exhibited at the 2010 CACF Art for Advocacy show in New York City.

He currently travels throughout the United States and internationally focusing on editorial and documentary features.




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