Vincent Yu has been a photographer with the Associated Press in Hong Kong for 16 years. He has covered major local and international stories including the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, as well as numerous important news events in the Asia Pacific region. Yu completed training in photography at the Kwun Tong Vocational Training School in 1985, and then began working as a photographer for the Hong Kong Standard until 1989, the year in which he graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a diploma in photography. He is a founding member of the Hong Kong Press Photographers Association. Yu was a recipient of the US National Headliner Awards in 2004. Many of his photos have been recognized with awards from the Hong Kong Press Association, and his work has been shown in exhibitions in Hong Kong, mainland China, Hawaii and Berlin. He has acted as a guest lecturer on photojournalism at the University of Hong Kong, and has published two books HKG (1998) and Our Home, Shek Kip Mei 1954-2006 (2007).