|MYUNG J. CHUN|
|Myung J. Chun is a video journalist for the Los Angeles Times. He began his career at The Times in 1999 as a staff photographer. In 2007, he was assigned to shoot video full-time, producing stories for the newspaper’s website.|
Before joining the Times, he was a staff photographer at the Los Angeles Daily News in the San Fernando Valley for almost 11 years.
Myung has covered numerous events and stories including forest fires, floods, the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the 1992 Los Angeles riot following the trial and acquittal of the officers involved in the Rodney King beating, the 1995 verdict pictures of O.J. Simpson taken with a remote-operated camera in the hallway outside the courtroom, a hike to the top of Mount St. Helens, and saw a nuclear submarine come up through the ice in the Arctic during a story on war games. He photographed numerous people, famous and not-so-famous, who have made his career so rewarding.
In 2011 Myung won an Emmy Award for his work on the LA Times project Caught in the Crossfire: Victims of Gang Violence.
Myung is based north of Los Angeles, CA.
"I’ve been involved with the Sports Shooter photography workshops since the beginning and saw my participation as an opportunity to share my knowledge with students and to make myself available to answer any questions that they might have. I find that meeting with students is a mutually rewarding experience."