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A Conversation with Hong Kong Photojournalist Laurel Chor

  • May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Laurel Chor

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The Department of Photojournalism invites you to a conversation with Laurel Chor, an Emmy-nominated freelance journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong.

Join us virtually on May 4th at 7:00 p.m. EST to learn about Chor’s career and her photo press work in Asia and covering the 2020 Hong Kong protests (also known as the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement).

Moderated by John Smock, head of the photojournalism program at the Newmark J-School.


Chor has reported from more than 20 countries, having worked with The New York Times, National Geographic, Getty, AFP, Reuters, EPA, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, the Telegraph, the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Free Press, the New Humanitarian, the Spectator, the Nikkei Asian Review, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Quartz, and more. She regularly makes guest appearances on TV and radio.

As a current masters student studying Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Christ Church, Oxford University, Laurel is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between people and nature. She is working on a long-term photography project on traditional Chinese medicine, culture, and the environment.

Previously, Laurel was the Asia reporter and producer for VICE News Tonight on HBO, covering news, culture and politics across the region: from the Rohingya refugee crisis to the Chinese social credit system, from the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother to Chinese “boy” bands, and from the earthquake in Palu, Indonesia to the war on drugs in Bangladesh.


May 4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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