K-New Leaders Program: Navigating the Media Field
A Conversation with Chang W. Lee of the New York Times
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30 pm
Korean Cultural Center NY
460 Park Ave 6th Floor, New York, NY 10022
This event is free with RSVP
Join us our brand new program for the next generation of leaders, connecting like-minded New Yorkers who support cultural exchange. K-New Leaders Program supports young professionals and students in New York City to enhance their capacity through cultural arts programs, mentoring, lectures, and networking opportunities. Starting with the Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May, we invite experts in the media field to share their various stories with us.
Our first speaker is Chang W. Lee, a staff photograph at New York Times. He will share his experiences and perspectives on career development in the photo journalism field. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with lecturers and establish a new network in the reception afterwards.
About Chang W. Lee, Staff Photograph at New York Times
Chang W. Lee is a staff photographer for The New York Times since 1994. Mr. Lee was a member of the staff that won two 2002 Pulitzer Prizes: one for Breaking News Photography for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on New York City and its aftermath; the other for Feature Photography for photographs chronicling the pain and perseverance of people enduring protracted conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mr. Lee was also among the New York Times journalists who won the 2008 Grantham Prize for "Choking on Growth," a series that examined the effects of industrialization on the Chinese environment. In addition, he has won numerous awards in prestigious photographic competitions such as Pictures of the Year (POYI), the Best of Photojournalism (BOPJ) and the New York Press Photographers (NYPPA) annual contest and two Emmy Awards Nominations