Jean Chung

contract photographer Getty Images, South Korea

Jean Chung © David Hogsholt

Jean Chung is an award-winning photojournalist from South Korea who gained international recognition with her series of photo-reportage in Afghanistan and Africa.

She has won numerous awards such as the Grand Prix of CARE Humanitaire Reportage (2007), the Pierre & Alexandra Boulat Award (2008) at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan; first place of 4th Days Japan Photojournalism Awards and WHO’s Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Award (2008), and 6th and 7th Days Japan Photojournalism Awards (2010 and 2011).

She is currently a contract photographer for Getty Images based in Seoul, South Korea. Apart from that, she is working for international media such as the New York Times, Bloomberg, Stern, Der Spiegel, M -Le magazine du Monde, and, among others.