Hou Peng-Hui was born in Taichung, Taiwan, in 1982. He has received his D.A. from Nihon University Graduate School of Art. He was selected and awarded scholarships as Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Scholar and Nihon University 100th Anniversary Scholar. In 2017, he was invited to exhibit at "Faint Light, Dark Shadows" by Taipei Fine Arts Museum. His work received "Sawamoto Noriyoshi Award", and is collected by Art Bank, Taiwan. His early work concerns about inner life by taking selfportraits; and his current work surrounds themes on relationships between city and human activities. He is a member of "Lightbox Photo Library", helps organizing international exchange events between Taiwan and Japan. His research expertise focuses on culture and its influence of photography exhibitions in Japan. His doctoral thesis is "A Historic Study of Photography Exhibitions in Japan: Post World War II to Establishment of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography". He also serves as a column author of "Japan Photo Almanac", which evaluates and organizes annual photo exhibitions in Japan. Currently he lives and works in Tokyo.