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Alan Chin

Alan Chin was raised in and lives in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked as a photographer and journalist in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. He is a contributing photographer to many publications, has been an Adjunct Professor at the New School and Columbia University and CUNY Graduate Schools of Journalism, and his work is in the collections of the Museum Of Modern Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The New York Times twice nominated Alan for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Kosovo conflict in 1999 and 2000. Alan is also Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting America / Documenting Detroit, a community-based photojournalism initiative; winner of the 2017 Knight Foundation Detroit Arts Challenge and 2019 and 2020 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, as well as 2019 Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs grantee.


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