Mr Liu Heung Shing

Liu Heung Shing, 57, is a former foreign correspondent and photojournalist who from 1978-1998 was posted to China, the U.S., India, South Korea, and the former Soviet Union.

In 1992, Liu shared the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography with other staff of the Associated Press, and in 1991, he received the Overseas Press Club Award for the coverage of the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1989, Liu’s image of a defining moment during the Tiananmen turmoil was awarded Picture of the Year by the Jury of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. In the same year, Liu was named best photographer by the Associated Press Managing Editors.

Liu is the author of the widely acclaimed “ China After Mao”?Penguin,1983?and “Soviet Union: Collapse of an Empire”?Associated Press,1993?. His latest book is “China, Portrait of a country” (Taschen, July 2008) for which he served as an editor.. In 2005, Paris Photo named Liu as one of the 100 most influential people in contemporary photography.

Liu’s work was exhibited at the “100 years of Forbidden City International Photography Festival” in October 2004. He also held a solo exhibition “Collapse of the Soviet Union” at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in 1994.

Liu graduated from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1975 and is now based in Beijing, China.

Hong Kong Baptist University