Reuters Pictures Global Editor Rickey Rogers shared the following message with Reuters colleagues about Maye-E Wong’s appointment as Senior Editor of Wider Image and Special Projects.
I am delighted to announce that award-winning photojournalist Maye-E Wong is coming to Reuters to take on the role of Senior Editor, Wider Image and Special Projects.
In her past two decades at the Associated Press (AP), Maye-E was one of the agency’s go-to photographers for a remarkable range of assignments across the world, including more than 35 trips to North Korea. Her career highlights include stories such as Rohingya women fleeing Myanmar, political unrest in Thailand and Hong Kong, the devastation of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Bangladesh’s garment factory collapse, and Black Lives Matter protests on the streets of New York.
Her own work has won an Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award and the 2018 Ancil Payne Ethics in Journalism Award, as well as a Picture of the Year award from the Reynolds Journalism Institute for her portraits of victims of abuse by Catholic clergy.
More recently, she’s become known as a fierce advocate of visual journalism, an innovator in digital storytelling and, occasionally, an assignment photographer. Recently, she traveled across large swaths of the United States documenting life as Americans navigated the uncertainty of both COVID and politics.
Maye-E takes on the leadership of Wider Image at Reuters. Maye-E will report to me and be based in New York starting April 24.
Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Maye-E.
heather.carpenter @ tr.com