#PhotogFeature: The art of photojournalism

Taking time this week to admire three international photojournalists who go to great lengths to tell stories from around the world.

#PhotogFeature will appear on Cold Tea Collective every other Friday, putting a focus on Asian photographers from around the world who inspire us. As fellow Asian creatives, we want to showcase our favourite photographers, artists, cinematographers, and those in the creative space.

This week’s feature relates to the idea of documenting and reporting on the world around us — the art of photojournalism. We often take for granted the photographs we see accompanying print and digital news articles. The lengths to which these intrepid photojournalists will go to document the truth is impressive.

We’re starting off our photojournalism feature with an international flair, similar to the background of our very own editor-in-chief, Hosea Cheung, who has previously worked overseas in Beijing. 

If you know a creative photographer who you feel we should feature, please reach out to us by emailing info@coldteacollective.com

Laurel Chor – @laurelchor

Laurel is a freelance visual journalist and National Geographic Explorer based in Hong Kong.

Laurel’s work, also featured on her website, is especially pertinent now — she is currently covering the Hong Kong protests, which we have covered in a couple articles regarding the basics and reactions from around the world.

Photo credit: @laurelchor
Photo credit: @laurelchor
Photo credit: @laurelchor

Joshua Paul – @joshua7paul

A Malaysian independent journalist, Joshua’s work deals with social issues, international and local conflicts, as well as the refugee migration. Of particular note is Joshua’s work in covering major events such as the MH370 and MH17 tragedies.

See more of his work on his website.

Photo credit: @joshua7paul
Photo credit: @joshua7paul
Photo credit: @joshua7paul

Nicole Tung – @nicoletung

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Nicole is an American citizen whose work deals extensively within the Middle East and Asia. 

Running the gamut from Native American war veterans to Hong Kong pro democracy protests, as well as the Libyan and Syrian conflicts, documenting events has placed her in countless dangerous situations. Similar to Laurel, she is currently covering the Hong Kong protests.

Photo credit: @nicoletung
Photo credit: @nicoletung
Photo credit: @nicoletung

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