Maye-E Wong

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Maye-E Wong is a photographer and editor with the Associated Press Global Enterprise team based in New York and serves as a creative engine for enterprise photography for all platforms. She joined the Associated Press in 2003. In 2017, she photographed Rohingya women who had fled Myanmar. This assignment was in Cox's Bazar and was part of an investigative piece carried out by The AssociatedPress (AP) on the rapes of Rohingya women by Myanmar's military, which were both sweeping and methodical. The work won an Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award and the 2018 Ancil Payne Ethics in Journalism Award. Maye-E Wong has documented major events such as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. She also covered political protests taking place in Thailand and Hong Kong, the devastation of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and Dhaka's garment factory collapse. From 2014-2018, she worked as AP’s lead photographer for North Korea, where her responsibilities included news and everyday life coverage. She was a Jury member at the 2018 and 2019 World Press Photo Contest and has The National Headliner Awards for her work in North Korea

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