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Jeffrey Lau is a freelance photographer that is based in both New York and Beijing.


He began working as a full-time photographer in early 2006. His commissioned work covers a broad range of fields including international news and features, wedding photojournalism, environmental portraits, and commercial advertising.


Commercial and corporate clients include Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Lenovo, Motorola, Target, Clinique, and Citroen.


His news and feature work has been published in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, IHT, CNN International, GQ (Japan), MSNBC, People, Architectural Record, Geographical, and the South China Morning Post, among others.


Jeffrey has covered international news and features in places such as China, Mongolia, The Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States, among others.


He is a member of the Foreign Correspondent's Club (Asia), National Press Photographers Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Jeffrey has also lectured on the topics of overseas photojournalism, the human cost of global modernization, U.S. / China foreign relations, and forced displacement at universities, private trusts, foundations and NGO fundraisers.


Jeffrey has received awards from NSAFM for the Motorola (RED) project (2006), WPJA Gold Medallion (2007), WPJA Blue Medallion (2008), named Top 50 WPJA Photographers (2007), CWF Honor recipient (2012), featured in WEDPIX Magazine (2007) and Canon USA, Inc. (2009).

His documentary work has been exhibited in both New York and Beijing.



He currently focuses on news and documentary features and is available for assignments worldwide.