Laurence Tan, born in Singapore and currently located in Hong Kong as a senior assignment editor at Getty Images.
He began his career at an independent production house in New York City before returning to Singapore to join the Reuters global picture desk. He then moved on to the International New York Times in Hong Kong, assigning photographers to feature stories and editing them for the Asia print edition. At Getty Images, he commissions and works with photographers across Asia Pacific for news and editorial coverage.
Laurence Tan was awarded Picture Editor of the Year during the Lucie Awards 2018 and a jury member at the World Press Photo contest on the same year in the news and documentary category. He now collaborates with local and international photographers around the region, focusing on current issues, spot news, and long-term stories, committing to using photography to affect meaningful change and continues to documents daily life through his own lens in Hong Kong and during his travels in Asia and across the globe.