Yunghi Kim has covered conflicts and in-depth stories all over the world for more than 34 years.
Kim was born in South Korea and grew up in New York, a graduate of Boston U. in 1984 and began her career as a photographer at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. She was the first female photographer hired in the photography department. She was a staff photographer at The Boston Globe for 7 years. Kim is represented by photo agency Contact Press Images since 1995.
Kim has received some of the profession’s highest accolades, which include World Press Photo Awards, POYi awards including Magazine Photographer Of The Year by POYi, The Olivier Rebbot and The John Faber Awards from the Overseas Press Club, Visa D’Or for News from the Visa Pour L’image in France, The White House Press Photographers, Communication in Arts and Society for News Design, recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University’s School of Communication. Finalist 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Somalia. Past NPPA Board of Directors (National Press Photographers Association), 2012 recipient of the United Nations Leadership Award in the field of photography by The International Photographic Council and 2016 recipient of NPPA’s The Clifton Edom Award. She has also served on the faculty of World Press Photo, Eddie Adams and Missouri Photo Workshop.
Kim also gives back to photojournalism with $10k in Yunghi Grant with money she recouped from unauthorized use of her work to bring awareness of copyright education.
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