Ann Wang

Ann Wang

Based
Myanmar
Born
Los Angeles, California
Status
Photographer
“There will always be challenges and rejections but move on and become a better person and photographer.”

Beat

Politics, environment, border issues, gender equality.

One Shot

Catholics from Kachin state travel during a two-day train trip from Myitkyina to Yangon to attend Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar next week.
“You can’t hear the music with my photo, but I am glad that I was able to capture the emotion of faith and devotion.”

Profile

In my first job after university I was working as a reporter in Los Angeles in 2012 for a newspaper which required reporters to take their own photos.

In 2012, thousands of students blocked off a freeway in Los Angeles demanding Obama to stop deporting immigrants who arrived in the U.S as children.

I want to say I have everyone in mind as an audience, but at the back of my mind it’s readers like me. I want to document our world without bias.

You’ve always got to hustle, with work and with life. There will always be challenges and rejections but move on and become a better person and photographer.

I really respect Sim Chi Yin, a Singaporean photojournalist based in Beijing. She approaches stories with thorough understanding and intense research and respect. Her subjects are often everyday people, real life, nothing sensational, tied deeply to the major social issues in the world.