Luz Photo Agency

Justin Jin

Internationally-renowned documentary photographer Justin Jin shoots epic projects in the Russian Arctic hinterland and captures front-page reporting about booming Chinese megacities. Born in Hong Kong in 1974, educated in Britain (B.A., M.A. Cambridge, in philosophy and political science), and now based in Brussels, Justin speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, and good Russian and Dutch. He started his career as a Reuters correspondent, writing about social and economic issues, and became head of an eight-person bureau in southern China before forging his own path as an independent photographer and publishing stories in top magazines such as Geo, the Sunday Times, and Stern. Justin also helps responsible companies visualize their messages and expand on possibilities. He has worked on large projects as the creative centre: photographer, executive video director and writer all in one. International prizes attest to Justin’s skill, including the Magnum Emergency Fund, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), and World Press Photo Masterclass. He was commissioned by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam to shoot a major solo-exhibition, and his Arctic project was exhibited at the Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan.