The notion that those born with dyslexia are creative beyond words is all too familiar. Well known Malaysian photographer Bonnie Yap has talked at length about her personal experience with the learning difficulty, and even found her strength while working around her weakness. Bonnie is always in search of a challenge. That was what drove her when she first started out in her career as a photo- journalist almost twenty years ago. In an era where men dominated almost every role in the work force, Bonnie was one of the first women to be widely accepted as a photographer working in a newspaper. Instead of working to prove her male colleagues that women can do what men can, she worked to prove women have their own sets of unique qualities that will benefit their work.
With her strong will to overcome challenges, the talented individual quickly made a name for herself as a well respected photographer, and her reputation only improved when she decided to push herself even further with charitable activities. In an effort to raise funds for a charity organisation, Bonnie went on an expedition to Antarctica to snap stunning images in the South Pole.
Photography EDMUND LEE; Styling WEECHEE; Hair BIBIAN LEONG; Makeup DEIDRE CHONG; Jacket & shoes, BALLY; Top, STYLIST’S OWN; Trousers, COS; Watch, RADO CAPTAIN COOK AUTOMATIC; Location APW