PPAC 2018 Top 10 International Photographers &
WTOPP World Top 10 Outstanding Photographer – Zac Lim
Apart from being a photographer who has worked tirelessly for the art of photography, he is also a person who is passionate and committed to the society.
His award acceptance speech: “Thanks to PPAC & I am extremely honored to be receiving such an important award (PPAC Top 10 International Photographer). I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work, because I am very sure that every other nominee for this award was as capable if not more, of winning this award.
I have faced several challenges on my way here, but each one of them has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a thorough professional who knows exactly what she wants; someone who sets her eyes on a goal and does not lose sight of it, unless it is achieved. Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my family, my mentor Jeff Voon & my A Studio soulmate , for whom I have the deepest respect, and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.
I sincerely thank to Jeff Voon, my mentor for helping me reach a stage where I can proudly hold up this award as a mark of my achievement. I also promise to only get better at my work so that you can see me here for a more such awards. Thank you!”
Helping the society to growth healthy is his dream to achieve in next 10 years. Despite his talent, he has been known as a humble, hardworking and eager-to-learn person. To his students, he has been known as a strict teacher but eager to pass 100% of his knowledge to help them to grow. He always encourages his students to join the charity work and contribute back to the society.
Furthermore, his ambition is to become an entrepreneur in photography industry. To build entrepreneurial mindset, he emphasis into follow the code of ethics. The simplest ethic is this: Don’t do unto others as you don’t want others to do unto you. What will define you as an entrepreneur is what you decide not to do — rather than what you decide to do. I don’t believe in elitism in photography. I don’t believe in charging money for information. I don’t believe in hoarding. I believe in sharing information, resources, or anything that can help empower others become better photographers. Regardless of what your ethics are, there will always be a naysayer out there who will call you “unethical.” And it is impossible to be 100% ethical to 100% of people out there. Be ethical in your own eyes. Then pursue your passion with 100% confidence in yourself.