"Growing up in a region which is generally ignored by the mass media, local or international, it took me a while to realize how visual representation, empathy, and proximity mattered. During my role as a POYi coordinator, I witnessed a wide spectrum of images I have not seen before. That’s one of the reasons why regional POYs such as POY Asia were created — to be more inclusive and amplify voices from each continent."
Daniel Mung, Chief Coordinator of POY Asia, is a documentary photographer from Northeast India who just relocated to New Delhi. He is drawn to weaving stories that focus on migration, culture and identity. In 2018, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Master’s degree in Photojournalism and he was the coordinator for both College Photographer of the Year and Pictures of the Year for two years. Over the past few years, he has worked as a communications consultant at the global, regional and national level for international developmental non-profits.