Portrait of a Man

Liu Heung Shing (B. 1951.)
Editor of China, Portrait of a Country, a large format book of photography to be launched worldwide in 28 of July,2008, in six languages by the legendary german publisher TASCHEN.
Currently Liu serves as a senior advisor to CAA. (Creative Artists Agency ,Los Angeles, USA) Advisor to Shanghai Special Olympic 2007, and Shanghai World Expo 2010.
Liu joined News Corporation (China ) in Sep. 2000 to 2005 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications. In this capacity, Mr. Liu was responsible for government and press relations and marketing for News Corporation in China.
Liu serves as Director of Business Development for Time Warner in China from Oct.1997 to Aug.2000. During this period, he had coordinated the organization of the Fortune Global Forum in Shanghai, in 1999. The forum is the largest gathering of business executives of Fortune 500 companies.
Between 1993 and 1997, Mr. Liu work as editor-in-chief and launched a regional Chinese language Life/Style monthly magazine entitled The Chinese, 中月刊, which was widely distributed in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China.
Prior to this, Mr. Liu serves as foreign correspondent/photo journalist for TIME Magazine and later The Associated Press in Beijing (1979-1983), Los Angeles (1983-85), New Delhi (19851-89), Seoul (1989-1990) and Moscow (1990-1993).
Liu is the author of China After Mao (Penguin 1982), and USSR: Collapse of an Empire (Associated Press 1992). Noted Sinologist Simon Leys (Pierre Rickman) commented China After Mao, ”Liu Heung Shing’s Photographs are shortcuts to reach a complex and elusive truth.”
He shares the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, on the coverage of the Soviet Union. He was awarded by Overseas Press Club in 1991 for his best coverage of the Soviet Union. In 1989, Liu won Picture of the Year awarded by University of Missouri for the coverage of Tiananmen Incident; and in the same year, he was named Best Photographer by Associated Press Managing Editors.
Liu is a graduate Cum Laude of Hunter College, New York City University. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fijian dialect and some French. He was born in 1951 in Hong Kong. Recent exhibitions include Dialogue with Civilization, Forbidden City, Beijing, China, October 1- November 1, 2004. Paris Photo magazine in 2005 named Liu Heung Shing one of the 100 most influential figures in contemporary photography.


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