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Kah Poon is a New York fashion and portrait photographer. In 1995 he interned with both Annie Leibovitz and Joyce Tenneson and then worked as Ms. Tennesson’s First Assistant from 1995–2000 when he opened his own studio. Since 2000, Kah has been shooting award-winning fashion, portrait, and art photography.


Magazine Clients include: Elle, Essence, Uptown, Spirit and Flesh, AndMen (British Magazine), WestEast (Asian Magazine), Zink, Zoom, New York Times, and Psychology Today

Commercial Clients Include VH1, Fujifilm, JM Brand, The Propeller Group, Princeton University, Ernst and Young, Polaroid Corporation, Jefferson Hospital, J.McLaughlin, and London Fog.


2002 – 2017 Graphis Awards (2 Platinum, 4 Gold and 4 Silver Awards): Representing global advertising agencies, design firms, and photographers. In 2012 Graphis recognized Mr. Poon as one of the Top 100 Photographers in the World.

2009 & 2016 Communication Arts Awards (Awards of Excellence): Representing the best in world-wide visual communications determined by graphic designers, art directors, design firms, advertising agencies, illustrators and photographers.  

2008 Hasselblad Masters Awards (Finalist): International award in recognition of exceptional accomplishment through photography:

2010 - 2014 International Photography Awards (IPA Lucie Awards) (Honorable Mentions): Honoring photographers and achievements in global photography. 

2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA): A competition based in Japan that recognize and connect talented photographers from around the world

2017 & 2018 International Color Awards (First Place Winner & Honorable Mentions): Representing global excellence in color photography. The ICA streams the world’s most-watched photo awards show.

2018 London International Creative Competition (Honorable Mentions)

2018  Rangefinder (First Place Winner): The official publication of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).

2000 Polaroid International Photography Awards (2nd Place award and three years sponsorship): For creativity and experimental use of Polaroid products. 

2000 Adobe Awards (Award for Excellence)

EDUCATION: 1995: BFA in Photography, Brigham Young University


1993-1995: A member of the Brigham Young University Ballroom Dance Company, won three US National Titles in the International Latin Ballroom Team Dance Competition

1995: First Place in Latin Ballroom Team Dance at the Blackpool Dance Festival

Youth world swimming record holder in the 100-meter freestyle

Represented Singapore throughout Asia earning over 900 individual and group medals

1988 - 1991: Member of the Brigham Young University, NCAA 1st division swim team

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