Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked as a freelance photojournalist reporting for the New York Times and other publications from China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. Alan is also Managing Director of Facing Change: Documenting America / Documenting DETROIT, a community-based photojournalism initiative, and a winner of the 2017 Knight Foundation Detroit Arts Challenge. Additionally, Alan is both writing and photographing a book on his ancestral region of Toishan in southern China, and a founding partner of Red Hook Editions, a small press specializing in photography books. His images are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Detroit Institute of Art.