April Wong

Photographer @ Independent based in Santa Monica

At seventeen, I was forced into independence after my father was detained by the Australian Border Force and deported to Malaysia, his country of origin. I dropped out of my final year of high school and began a blog which found some... read on
  
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Coverage Regions: Asia Oceania USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English
Years of experience: Less than 3
At seventeen, I was forced into independence after my father was detained by the Australian Border Force and deported to Malaysia, his country of origin. I dropped out of my final year of high school and began a blog which found some success. This led to a career in digital marketing and content creation for leading brands in the travel industry.

After years of working in a corporate environment, I felt unfulfilled. I had a newfound desire to dedicate my skillset towards something that had more positive impact and in my search for what this would be, I took time off to visit some places I had wanted to experience for as long as I could remember. During my travels, my photography was noticed by an adventure travel company who I began shooting for, and my work was eventually published by outlets.

A child of undocumented immigrants and victim of family separation, I'm very much interested in telling stories about migration and human rights, but my passion also extends into wildlife conservation and our environment, particular our oceans.

I am available for freelance assignments and currently live in Santa Monica, CA with my husband, Adam.

Additional skills and certifications:

  • - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • - American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat Certification 
  • - Recreational freediver