For me, photography is a tool to learn about people,...
For me, photography is a tool to learn about people, life and issues surrounding life. I believe photo and video can lead the audience to understand and care about people around us.

I'm working as a freelance photo and video journalist in New Jersey and New York City. I'm based in Secaucus, New Jersey, about 30 minutes away from midtown Manhattan.

I was born and raised in South Korea, and moved to the U.S. in my early twenties to live a life doing what I'm passionate about – telling stories with photo and video, especially about immigrants, women and health care.

When I'm not working, you can find me enjoying the present moment, rock climbing, reading or playing guitar.

I’m open to chat and collaborate. You can reach me at (573) 639-1079 and kimyehyun79@gmail.com.  


| Selected Clients |

AARP, NPR, NBC Universal, The Golfer's Journal, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The 19th, ProPublica
| Education & Experience |

Freelance Visual Journalist, 2020 - Current
New York Portfolio Review, New York City, NY, 2024
CT Mirror, Visual Journalist, June 2020 – June 2023
Mountain Workshops, Video Participant, Oct. 2022
The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, Photo Participant, Spring 2021
Victoria Advocate, Multimedia Intern, Spring 2020
University of Missouri, M.A. in Journalism, Dec. 2019
The Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII, Participant, 2019
USA TODAY, Photo & Video Intern, Summer 2019
Danish School of Media and Journalism, International Student, Spring 2019
Columbia Missourian, Staff Photographer, Fall 2018
Missouri Photo Workshop, Coordinator & Videographer, 2018 & 2019
Acadia National Park, Multimedia Intern, Summer 2018
Dongduk Women’s University, B.A. in English and Education, May 2016
Voices of NY, Translating and Reporting Intern, 2014 – 2015


Proficient in English and Korean
FAA-certified drone pilot
A Proud Member of: Diversify Photo, Asian American Journalists Association, the Video Consortium

| Recognition |

New England Newspaper & Press Association - First Place in Contemporary Issues Photo, 2022
Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists - First Place in Photo Essay, 2022
New England Newspaper & Press Association - Second Place in Personality Photo, 2022
New England Newspaper & Press Association - Second Place in Photo Story, 2021
College Photographer of the Year - Gold in Portfolio & Award of Excellence in Domestic Picture Story, 2020
Pictures of the Year International - Award of Excellence in Local News Picture Story, 2020
New England Newspaper & Press Association - First & Third Place in Feature Photo, Second Place in Photo Story, Third Place in Photo Series, 2020
Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter - Third Place in Photo Essay, Third Place in Feature Photo, 2020
College Photographer of the Year - Award of Excellence in General News, 2019
The C. Zoe Smith Photojournalism Scholarship, 2019
South Korean Government Scholarship for M.A. degree in Journalism, 2017
South Korean Government Scholarship for studying abroad, 2014

Yehyun Kim

Website via Visura

Yehyun Kim is integrated to:
Visura site builder, a tool to grow your photography business
Visura's network for visual storytellers and journalists
A photography & film archive by Visura
Photography grants, open calls, and contests
A newsfeed for visual storytellers