Huang Wen

director of new media development Xinhua News Agency, China

Huang Wen © Pan Di

Huang Wen joined the Xinhua News Agency in 1989 and worked as a photographer and photo editor at the Xinhua Photo Department for 16 years.

As the Xinhua photo correspondent in Germany from 1997-99 she covered the Kosovo war, and her work there won her the title of “Photojournalist of the Year” in China in 2000.

In 1995 Wen became the first Chinese participant of the Joop Swart Masterclass, and served on the World Press Photo contest jury in 2006 and 2007. She has also been a jury member for POYi in the US and the 2009 Walkley Photo Prize in Australia. Since 2005, Wen has been involved in the organization of the China International Press Photo (CHIPP) contest, serving on its jury in 2014 and 2015. She is currently the Secretary General of the Chinese Photojournalists Society.