Maxby Chan is an Administrator of PhotoMalaysia.com and PhotoSafari.com.my. Apart from teaching and writing photography articles, Maxby regularly gives talks, reviews photography equipment, and conducts street shooting walkabouts. He has been regularly contributing travel articles specifically for photographers to DigitalSLR magazine and Aperture magazine.
In advancing his childhood dream as a travel photographer, he has organised more than a hundred specialised photo trips for members and photo enthusiasts to various parts of the world under photosafari.
He has also organised more than nine public photography exhibitions. “Guerrilla Photography Exhibition” was his latest brainchild. Since its inception in 2012, Guerrilla Photography Exhibition has held its fifth exhibition to-date. The idea of a freestyle photography exhibition without curators have caught on and aspiring photographers have discovered on this platform.
In May 2015, Maxby responded to the call for help after the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake hit Nepal. He organised a self-help aid group called “Adopt-a-Village” to help villagers recovered from this natural calamity. Many well-wishers and friends have donated generously to this project. He has personally made a few trips to Laprak Village, (a village that was at the epicenter of the earthquake) to assess the situation and provide aid. Their project of helping Laprak Villagers recover from the Earthquake has been completed after two years of continuous effort. Their latest project being the construction and completion of a mini hydro-electric power plant for the entire village.
He has been selfless in committing his time to promote and improve photography standards for more than 80,000+ members of PhotoMalaysia.com and PhotoSafari.com.my.
Of late, photosafari.com.my has been organising photosafari trips to more exotic locations like Lake Baikal, Kamchatka, Svalbard, Mongolia, Iceland, Ethiopia, Namibia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Old Silk Road, Road Trip to Lhasa, Road trip from Kashgar (China to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Bishkek(Kyrgyzstan) to Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Bhutan, Iceland, Greenland, DPRK (North Korea) and Cuba just to name a few.
To date, nearly 100 PhotoSafaris have been organized, benefiting a thousand participants, with around 35% of attendees being repeated attendees. A testimony to their claim that Each PhotoSafari Experience is Different. Every PhotoSafari sees the participation by both local and foreign photographers. Photosafari.com.my can be contacted at [email protected]