A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Chi Yin was born and grew up in Singapore. She did history and international relations degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chi Yin was a finalist in W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography with a personal project on Chinese gold miners in 2013.
When she’s not working on personal projects on social issues in the region, she shoots regularly for the New York Times. Since going freelance in 2011, she has also photographed for The New Yorker, TIME, Le Monde, Newsweek, Vogue USA, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern.
In 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.
Her work has also been shown and collected by art galleries, auction houses and foundations in Paris and New York.
Chi Yin was a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Straits Times, Singapore’s national English language daily, for nine years before quitting to shoot.
See more of her work here. See her lecture on Friday February 6th.