Chinese Photographer Chi Yin Sim Added to The VII Mentor Program

Chi Yin Sim is a photographer based in Beijing. A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Sim grew up in Singapore. She studied history and international relations at the London School of Economics as well as political science.

Sim is especially interested in social issues and is currently working on projects in China. Her work has been published in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.

Sim was a journalist and foreign correspondent for Singapore’s national daily, The Straits Times, for nine years where she contributed both written and photographic content before leaving at the end of 2010. She reported on labor migration in Southeast Asia early in her career and has completed a book of photographs and essays on female Indonesian workers, to be published by the International Labor Organization in 2011.

In 2010, she was one of three photographers awarded a Magnum Foundation scholarship for a summer program in “Photography and Human Rights” at New York University. Sim also did stints at both Magnum Photos New York and the International Center of Photography. Sim will be mentored by Marcus Bleasdale.

Source: VII Photo Agency press release

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