New York, NY, United States
Yeong-Ung Yang was born in 1984 in Dae-gu, South Korea. He graduated from the Photojournalism/Documentary Photography Program at the International Center of Photography in New York City, where he received the Rita K. Hilman Award. He currently works as a freelance photo/video journalist and is a contributing reporter and translator for the New York Times. Yeong-Ung was recently recognized as one of the 2015 PDN's 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch. His clients include Corbis Image, New York Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, Vogue Korea, Anthropology Now, DAUM media, The Hankyoreh, MegaBox Inc., Runway Manhattan.
In 2006, Yeong-Ung began his career in journalism when hired to work as a videographer for the Public Affairs Office of the Korean Army in Iraq. During this 7-month period, Yang was stationed in Zaytun Division, located in Arbil, Iraq. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked as a writer and a photographer for the New York Korea Daily, and his work continues to focus on compelling local stories beyond daily media coverage in New York City.
Yeong-Ung completed an 2013 Emergency Fund Fellowship at the Magnum Foundation, which supported him to produce an underreported story on a critical issue in the New York City region.
Mr. Yang's first long term project 'Bus-kkun' has been featured as a photo essay in The New York Times('The Casino As Lifeline' Aug. 2013). The multimedia piece of this project won 'Best of Show' in the 2014 NPPA Northern Short Course Contest and 'Honorable Mention' in the 4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalists.
Yeong-Ung is one of the contributing reporter and translator of the 'Unvarnished' New York Times series that was published in May 2015, an indepth investigation into the exploitation of nail manicurists, many of whom are severely underpaid and regularly exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals.
2015 - PDN 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, 2014 - NPPA Northern Short Course contest, 2014 - Joop Swart Masterclass, 2014 - 4th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalists, 2013 - Rita K. Hillman Award, 2013 - Emergency Fund Fellowship, 2013 - New York Times Award
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