Primary clients: Getty, EPA, AFP, New York Times
Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French
Years of experience: 3 to 5
HEFAT certification? yes
Laurel Chor is a freelance photographer, journalist and filmmaker based in Hong Kong. Her photography has been recognized with awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia and Getty Images. She is currently working on a long-term project about traditional Chinese medicine, its impact on the environment, and its cultural significance.
She was previously a producer for the Emmy award-winning nightly news show VICE News Tonight on HBO, covering stories all over Asia as the only staff member in the region, including the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, the quake-tsunami in Palu, Indonesia, and the bloody drug war in Bangladesh. The documentary she produced about a Chinese migrant worker couple going home for the lunar new year – partaking in the world’s largest human migration – won the Overseas Press Club David A. Andelman and Pamela Title award for “best international reporting in the broadcast media showing a concern for the human condition”.
In 2017, she was a member of the first Hong Kong team to play in the Rugby World Cup. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in International Health.