Thien-Ty Ly

Hong Kong

Documenting Street Life Daily Through Photography

French photographer, a Chinese descendant, Thien-Ty Ly was born in Hà Tiên, Kiên Giang a small town neighboring the banks of Mekong, his family immigrated through Thailand before joining Paris where he grew up. He studied architecture at Paris la Villette and Tsinghua University. A few years stint in China led him to move to Hong Kong, which has now become his home and also his main source of inspiration that keeps him continuously captivated.   

His photos delve into the hidden stories found in the streets, landscapes, lifestyle, portraits and far-flung travel destinations. As a practicing architect, Thien-Ty Ly’s photography recalls the many qualities of architecture that touch the heart. Portraits that tell important, personal stories. Lifestyle shots that speak of cultural and societal perspectives blended with individual style. Landscapes and cityscapes that give indications of history and tradition, while also providing hints of a future yet to come.

“I am passionate to capture spontaneously by placing the human figure at the heart of my concerns and wonders about the relationship that people has with his environment in everyday moments.”

“shots of life… shots of you…”

Solo Exhibition

2019 | HKD - Hongkongers’s Daily | Chez Trente, Hong Kong

Book Credit

Colors of Asia - Paintings by Francesco Lietti


HKFP Lens | Snaps a view of China’s past through the lens of the present

Asia Photo Review | Editor’s Showcase: Hongkongers’ Daily


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