How Hwee Young
In 2001 How Hwee Young joined Singapore's leading newspaper The Straits Times as one of the few female photojournalists. In 2004 she joined epa to cover Singapore and Southeast Asia. She was based in Beijing, China, from 2010 until 2013 then relocated to Singapore for a year. In summer 2014 Hwee Young returned to Beijing following her appointment as Regional Chief Photographer for China.
She is primarily drawn to covering events involving the human condition like the 2004 Asian Tsunami or the 2009 Indonesian Padang Earthquake. Her diverse coverage includes the Grand Prix of Singapore, Beijing Olympics, Australian Open, Expo 2010, APEC & G8 summits.
She earned an Award of Excellence by Communication Arts 46th Annual photography exhibition in 2005 for her work on the Asian.