Liu Heung Shing is a former foreign correspondent and photojournalist. He first reported in China in 1976 after the the death of Mao Zedong, and helped open the Beijing bureau for Time magazine in 1978. Between 1979-93, Liu worked for Associated Press (AP) as a foreign correspondent based in Beijing, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Seoul and Moscow.
In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1992, Liu was named one of the 100 most influential figures in contemporary photography by ParisPhoto magazine in 2005. He is also the notable editor of “China: Portrait of a Country” (2008, Taschen), a tome of photographs spanning from 1949 to the present taken by 88 Chinese photographers, hailed by many as one of the best books on the “New China