Laurence Tan is a journalist currently pursuing an M.A. degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, concentrating on politics. In 2020, he was a contributing senior assignment editor at Getty Images for the coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic that was honored as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography. Laurence was awarded Picture Editor of the Year during the Lucie Awards for the coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis and a jury member at the 2018 World Press Photo contest in the news and documentary category. He has been a nominator for World Press Photo’s 6 x 6 Global Talent Program and Joop Swart Masterclass, which hopes to highlight talent worldwide and present stories with diverse perspectives. He is currently based in New York City.