Justin Jin

Justin Jin

Hong Kong-born writer and photographer Justin travels the world capturing personal stories for the South China Morning Post, National Geographic and others.

Latest from Justin Jin

If China’s finless porpoise is doomed, so is the mighty Yangtze River on which it depends

The fate of the critically endangered smiling river pigs is inextricably tied to that of the waterway it calls home, and its survival depends entirely on the success of an ambitious river clean-up campaign.

11 May 2020 - 10:50AM

The fate of the critically endangered smiling river pigs is inextricably tied to that of the waterway it calls home, and its survival depends entirely on the success of an ambitious river clean-up campaign.

If China’s finless porpoise is doomed, so is the mighty Yangtze River on which it depends
When a rising star of China’s live-streamers fell in love offline, it cost her the virtual world

With thousands of followers, Shanghai live-streamer Nai Nai was a girlfriend to many, until she met Chinese internet legend Jiang Bo. Little did she know the price she would pay for her feelings.

14 Apr 2020 - 4:59PM

With thousands of followers, Shanghai live-streamer Nai Nai was a girlfriend to many, until she met Chinese internet legend Jiang Bo. Little did she know the price she would pay for her feelings.

When a rising star of China’s live-streamers fell in love offline, it cost her the virtual world
The human impacts of China's new urbanisation

In the first of a two-part series, photographer Justin Jin chronicles China's ambitious plans to move 100 million farmers into the cities that are being built over their fields

11 Apr 2016 - 10:48AM

In the first of a two-part series, photographer Justin Jin chronicles China's ambitious plans to move 100 million farmers into the cities that are being built over their fields

The human impacts of China's new urbanisation
Stitch in time: years of toil pay off for a daughter’s special day

Behind the story of a young Dong woman's departure for university from a remote mountain village in Guizhou lie the tale of her mother's sacrifice and one of fast-disappearing traditions. Text and pictures by Justin Jin.

8 Feb 2014 - 11:16PM

Behind the story of a young Dong woman's departure for university from a remote mountain village in Guizhou lie the tale of her mother's sacrifice and one of fast-disappearing traditions. Text and pictures by Justin Jin.

Stitch in time: years of toil pay off for a daughter’s special day
Northern exposure

The Russian Arctic is home to reindeer herders, the descendants of gulag inmates and energy-company employees earning top dollar on hardship postings. Welcome to the 'Zone of Absolute Discomfort'. Words and pictures by Justin Jin.

30 Mar 2013 - 11:49PM

The Russian Arctic is home to reindeer herders, the descendants of gulag inmates and energy-company employees earning top dollar on hardship postings. Welcome to the 'Zone of Absolute Discomfort'. Words and pictures by Justin Jin.

Northern exposure