David Bong is a Vancouver-based fine art photographer and a student of practical spirituality. He was born at the edge of the rainforest in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, and lived his early childhood in a very small coastal town where his father traded with the natives of the rainforest - the Dayaks. David's early life was greatly influenced by the Dayaks and their simple and joyful way of life. As modern technology and progress entered and altered the rainforest - and with it the lives of the natives - he began to see the changes and shifts in the world and our culture in particular. Now, almost four decades later, we have an opportunity to perceive the artist's gift and intensity of seeing while he invites us all, through his lens, to see our essence and joy.
            

David Bong
Born in Sarawak, Malaysia
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada

Professional Training
2014 Flash Photography, The Presentation House
2012 The Art & Practice of Street Photography, The Visual Arts Learning Centre
2011 Nude Photography, The Visual Arts Learning Centre
2011 Premium Portrait, The Visual Arts Learning Centre
2011 Intermediate Photography, The Visual Arts Learning Centre
2010 Basic Digital SLR Photography, The Visual Arts Learning Centre

Exhibitions
2014 Faces of Humanity - in black and white, a Message of Peace solo exhibit, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 Jurors' Choice, group exhibit, Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver, BC
2013 Faces of Humanity - in black and white, solo exhibit, Lynn Valley United Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2013 Faces of Humanity, solo exhibit, Monny's Envision Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2012 Exhibit - C, group exhibit, PhotoHaus Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Bibliography
2014 Lynda Kuit Photography
2014 The Province / Vancouver Fashion Week, Part 1 & Part 2
2014 Asian Pacific Post
2014 The Epoch Times
2013 The Taste of Life (use toggle handles to move to p. 54)
2013 NowBond.com a Digital Magazine for Your Everyday Style