photography

Selected reviews of Asian contemporary photography and visual art.

Interior photos reveal unseen strangers

Louis Chan's photographs document the rooms of Chinese American immigrants in New York City. (CNN Style, April 25, 2017)

How do you breathe in Hong Kong?

A Hong Kong exhibition poses familiar questions: Who are we? What is the meaning of this land? (CNN Style, March 20, 2017)

To live this freely: In memory of Ren Hang

Essay remembering groundbreaking Chinese photographer Ren Hang, who passed away at the age of 29.  (Still / Loud, March 4, 2017. Also published at Invisible Photographer Asia and translated into Chinese at Initium)

How Ren Hang's photographs explore desire

A review of Ren Hang's distinct erotic photography, published shortly before he passed away. (CNN Style, February 14, 2017)

The dreamy, intimate portraits of Shen Wei

Shanghai-based Shen Wei's photographs aren't ordinary portraits -- they're dreams. (CNN Style, October 27, 2016)

Wing Shya: The photographer who immortalized Hong Kong's cool

Profile of one of Asia's iconic artists and Wong Kar Wai's former set photographer, whose raw, smoky images defined the golden era of Hong Kong cinema. (CNN Style, December 27, 2016)

A look beyond Hong Kong's postcard exterior

15 artists reveal an intimate, surreal side of life in Hong Kong, where space and time undergo peculiar transformations. (CNN Style, August 19, 2016)

The new world of Chinese photography

At PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, a new era of Chinese photography is characterized by the rise of mixed media and abstraction. (CNN Style, September 13, 2016)


u.s. news

Selected clips: Politics, social justice news and commentary.

Father whose son was roughed up by armed off-duty cop: ‘This is not right’

After an off-duty LAPD cop opened fire during a confrontation with a teen, his father speaks out. (Fusion, February 23, 2017)

Arizona mom of two becomes one of first deported under Trump policy

Activists protest after Guadalupe “Lupita” Garcia de Rayos was arrested. (Fusion, February 10, 2017)

What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was like in college

Neil Gorsuch was an extreme right-wing campus character at Columbia University. (Fusion, February 1, 2017)

More than one-third of House Democrats boycott Trump’s inauguration

One-third of House Democrats skip Trump's inauguration in an unprecedented protest. (Fusion, January 13, 2017)

Trump supporters sent me threats over this tweet

The story of how my tweet went viral and became a revealing Rorschach test. (Fusion, November 11, 2016)

Columbia becomes first U.S. university to divest from prisons

News report on Columbia Prison Divest's groundbreaking divestment victory. (CNN, June 23, 2015)


hong kong 

Selected clips: Breaking news and feature stories about politics and society in Hong Kong.

Life inside the densest place on earth, Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon Walled City was once considered the densest settlement on earth. This is its story. (CNN International, March 31, 2014)

Hong Kong's 'shameful' treatment of refugees exposed

An unyielding government means a grim life for Hong Kong's most vulnerable residents. (CNN International, July 18, 2013)

Hong Kong to Chinese shoppers: 'Go home'

Fierce protests in Hong Kong's New Territories highlight the city's growing rift with China. Video by me, text with Naomi Ng. (CNN International, March 3, 2015)

How Hong Kong remembers Tiananmen Square

Explainer: Hong Kong's annual vigil marking the Tiananmen Square massacre. (CNN International, June 4, 2015)

'Breasts are not weapons,' say Hong Kong protesters

Forget umbrellas: The newest symbol of protest in Hong Kong is the bra. (CNN International, August 3, 2015)

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

Profile of Joshua Wong one week before he launched the massive 2014 Umbrella Movement for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. With reporting from Yuli Yang. (CNN International, September 21, 2014)

How tear gas brought Hong Kongers together

Dispatch from the opening days of Hong Kong's months-long pro-democracy occupations. (CNN International, October 1, 2014)

Who's who in the Hong Kong protests?

Mid-game explainer of the players in Hong Kong's battle over democracy. With Anjali Tsui. (CNN International, November 18, 2014)