Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing

What does it mean to be a cinematographer? Responsible for the presentation of light, shadow, and color, camera movement, bringing a story to life visually and matching the director’s vision for a film both overall and scene by scene, a cinematographer is a moving image creator to the forefront.  MiA Collective Art invites an internationally acclaimed cinematographer, Mark Lee Ping-Bing (屏賓, Taiwanese, b. 1954) who has collaborated with numerous filmmakers such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Wong Kar Wai, Ann Hui, and Tran Anh Hung to discuss on his vision as a cinematographer and what he would like to say to the young artistic creators.

As a master of filming in natural and low-light conditions, light and darkness, and depth and space, Mark Lee Ping-Bing has worked with over 70 films and 21 international awards including the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for In the Mood For Love (2000, director Wong Kar Wai). Lee has contributed to the New Taiwanese Cinema in the 1980s, portraying genuine stories of people living in urban and rural Taiwan, and started his prolific moviemaking relationship with a distinguished Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien.