About

Maye-E Wong

Singapore
Maye–E Wong is a photojournalist and editor covering major sports events, entertainment, politics and regional breaking news. She joined The Associated Press (AP) in 2003.

Maye-E Wong has documented major events such as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. She also covered political protests taking place in Thailand and Hong Kong, the devastation of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Dhaka's garment factory collapse.

In 2017, she photographed Rohingya women who had fled Myanmar. This assignment was in Cox's Bazar and was part of an investigative piece carried out by The Associated Press (AP) on the rapes of Rohingya women by Myanmar's military, which were both sweeping and methodical.

Since 2014, she has been working as AP’s lead photographer for North Korea, where her responsibilities include news and everyday life. She lives in New York City, where she is a member of AP's global enterprise team, focusing on long-form storytelling as a photographer and helping to drive the creative and conceptual visual aspects of these stories.

Former Jury member: 2018 World Press Photo Contest.
Maye-E  Wong

Photo credit
Maye-E Wong by © Farzana Hossen