Bill Kwok Tchui, a native of Vietnam, is a self-taught artist who began photography at the age of 15, he worked as an assistant retouching photographs at his family studio. After the Fall of Saigon, he fled South Vietnam in 1978. He spent the next 8 months in a refugee camp on Pulau Tengah - an island of Malaysia.
In April 1979, Bill immigrated to the United States, he honed his artist's skills with the retouching work at a prestigious studio in San Francisco. Through this occupation Bill also learned innovative techniques and procedures about the art of photography, a skill which enabled him to create the photographic artwork seen today.
With the combination of his artistic skills and the use of a variety of cameras including the Hasselblads, Rolleiflex, and Fuji Panoramic 6x17, he is able to capture the natural color of the scenes that express the exquisite beauty and tranquility of nature in China. His work also showcases a little known side of Vietnam, Phan Thiet, by presenting the peaceful beauty of arid coastal sand dunes.