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 United States presidential election, 2008.
Chin is a contributing photographer to Newsweek and The New York Times, editor and photographer at BagNews, member of Facing Change: Documenting America (FCDA), and represented by the Sasha Wolf gallery.
Chin's work in Kosovo earned him a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and 2000