Sim Chi Yin is a photographer based in Beijing, a member of VII Photo Agency’s Mentor Program for emerging talents.
When she’s not working on personal projects on social issues in the region, she shoots regularly for the New York Times. Since going freelance in 2011, she has also photographed for Le Monde, Newsweek, TIME magazine, Vogue USA, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, New York Times Sunday Magazine and Stern.
In 2010, she was awarded a Magnum Foundation “Photography and Human Rights” fellowship at New York University.
A fourth-generation overseas Chinese, Chi Yin was born and grew up in Singapore. She did history and international relations degrees at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Chi Yin was a journalist and foreign correspondent for The Straits Times, Singapore’s national English language daily, for nine years before quitting to shoot.
She sometimes dreams in mute, black-and-white mode, but in real life is fascinated by colour and light, and is at home in both English and Mandarin Chinese.