Photo courtesy of Amanda Mustard

Photo courtesy of Amanda Mustard

I have been trained in battlefield first aid with RISC.

I attended the 2013 Eddie Adams Workshop

My work has been published in: The New York Times, Sunday Times Magazine, The New Republic, L'Espresso, Panorama, Roads & Kingdoms, CNN, Al Jazeera, Wirtschhafts Woche and others.

2017 International Photo Award - First Prize

2017 Felix Schoeller Award - Finalist

2017 PDN Storytellers - Winner

2017 PDN Photo Annual - Winner

2016 World Press Photo - Third Prize Spot News Stories

2016 Joop Swart Masterclass - Nominated

2016 LensCulture Emerging Talent Award - Winner

I grew up in Hong Kong and it was there that I first dreamed of being a photographer. I started by shooting in the slums of Manila at age 16. Then I forgot all about it and studied Economics and Business Management. It was only years later, and after an internship at the VII photo agency in Paris in 2012, that I re-launched my photography career. I obtained my MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication in 2013.

Upon graduating, I moved to Myanmar where I covered the various aspects and consequences of the country’s recent development. I was a regular contributor to The New York Times, as well as other publications, in Myanmar and also worked across South East Asia.

Since the summer of 2016, and a relocation to Scotland, I have been working onboard the Topaz Responder, one of MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) rescue ships in the Mediterranean. I have photographed the plight of migrants attempting the crossing from Libya to Italy for many months and this project is still ongoing.