Liu Heung Shing
Liu Heung Shing
Chairman of Board of Trustees and Founder of SCôP

Heung Shing possesses of a wealth of knowledge about both Chinese and Western photography. Born in Hong Kong in 1951, Heung Shing was an apprentice at Life magazine in the 1970s where he was inspired and influenced by the legendary team of Life photographers including Gjon Mili. In 1977, he moved to Beijing where he became the chief photographer for Time magazine and the AP. In 1989, he was awarded Picture of the Year for his Tiananmen coverage. In 1992, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News for the coverage of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since then, Liu Heung Shing continues to be an authoritative voice on photography in China and in 2015 he founded the Shanghai Center of Photography, a non-for-profit organization: the first such accredited art institution dedicated to photography in China, and Shanghai’s premier museum for the photographic medium

Photo-journalist and Pulitzer-prize winning photographer