Photographer of the Month for November 2022
Born in 1984 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Marcus Yam is a photographer and war photo reporter whose work has been recognized all over the world. In 2022, Yam won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for images documenting the U.S. departure from Afghanistan that captured the human cost of the historical change in the country.
Yam also received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award in 2019 for his collection showing the everyday struggle of Gazans during the clashes in the Gaza Strip. Yam has contributed with his talent to the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.
Some of his most remarkable works were Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer, a three-part multimedia series, and A Year At War, a year-long series that helped shape his view of journalism in the digital era.