Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq,Central Asia. and most recently Egypt and Tunisia. Domestically, Alan followed the historic trail of the civil rights movement, documented the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and covered the 2008 presidential campaign. He is a contributing photographer to Newsweek and The New York Times, editor and photographer at BagNews, and member of Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA). His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.