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Yan Cong is a visual storyteller based in Beijing, China. She splits her time working on long-term documentary projects and editorial assignments. She focuses her personal projects on topics such as women’s issues, social justice and China's relations with its neighboring countries. Her work has been published internationally such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, ChinaFile, and Smithsonian Magazine. She was selected a fellow for Abigail Cohen Fellowship co-founded by ChinaFile and Magnum Foundation in 2016, and was selected by World Press Photo's 6x6 program in 2019. Yan co-writes a photo column "Depth of Field," introducing Chinese photographers’ photojournalism work to an international audience, with the intention to amplify local photographers' voices, and to foster an understanding about China through the lens of local photographers. Yan holds a M.S. in journalism from Columbia Journalism School.