Sim Chi Yin

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Sim Chi Yin is a member of VII Photo, based in Beijing.

Originally a print journalist and foreign correspondent at The Straits Times for nine years before quitting to photograph fulltime, she now works on self-directed projects in Asia. She has completed multimedia, photography and video commissions for international publications including Le Monde, National Geographic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and TIME.

In 2010 Chi Yin was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University, and in 2013 she was a finalist in the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Her long-term project, Dying to Breathe: The Unseen Cost of Gold Mining, supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, was released in 2015.

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