People in the News, third prize singles
October 10, 2010
Pyongyang, North Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong-il attends a military parade, together with his youngest son and designated successor Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang on 10 October. Until then, Kim Jong-un had rarely appeared in public or been photographed. The elder Kim, said to be in poor health after apparently suffering a stroke in 2008, had hurried his youngest son’s steps to succession in previous weeks. In September, Kim Jong-un, believed to be in his late twenties, was appointed a four-star general and given two significant positions in the party. It appeared that his elder brothers were either uninterested or deemed unsuitable for the position.
The Associated Press
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Keywordsmilitary parades political leaders Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011 Kim, Jong-un Parades
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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).