Jae C. Hong is a staff photographer at the Associated Press currently based in Los Angeles. Hong first joined the AP as a photo intern and was hired full time to cover Las Vegas shortly after completing his summer internship.
Jae Hong is seen during men’s ski half pipe qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Born and raised in South Korea, Hong moved to the U.S. when he was 17. Hong received his B.A. degree in journalism from California State University and has been working for the AP since 2007.
Since joining the AP, Hong has covered various assignments including the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, Haiti earthquake, NBA championships, Stanley Cup finals and four Olympics, most recently the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
A homeless woman wears a wig while waiting for the start of a karaoke night outside a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, May 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
George Mendez, foreground, a 55-year-old recovering alcoholic, sits in front of a drunk woman in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 23, 2013. The area, originally agricultural until the 1870s when railroads first entered Los Angeles, has maintained a transient nature through the years from the influxes of short-term workers, migrants fleeing economic hardship during the Great Depression, military personnel during World War II and the Vietnam conflict, and low-skilled workers with limited transportation options who need to remain close to the city’s core, according to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Sheila Nichols, 55, is silhouetted as she stands in room at the Charles Cobb Apartments in Los Angeles, July 19, 2010. After two decades living on the streets of Skid Row, Nichols was dying. Her body had wasted away to 61 pounds, ravaged by a heavy-duty crack cocaine addiction, hepatitis, HIV, and late-stage syphilis. Nichols was rescued by Project 50, a pilot program to get the 50 people most likely to die if they remained homeless into housing, medical care and social services. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Pastor Emmanuel Okoli, standing next to a cross, gives a sermon to homeless people at Outreach Mission Center as a man, right, urinates in an alley in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles, March 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
In this May 1, 2014 photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. In Santa Cruz, Calif., dozens of residents who violated their strict water rations take a seat at Water School, hoping to get hundreds of thousands of dollars in distressing penalties waived. California is in the third year of the state’s worst drought in recent history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The Space Shuttle Endeavour slowly moves along city streets on a 160-wheeled carrier in Inglewood, Calif., Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
The mane of California Chrome is wet from a bath after a morning training session at Los Alamitos Race Course, Sept. 4, 2014, in Los Alamitos, Calif. California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, is scheduled to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Exercise riders walk their horses during training sessions for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A woman, who declined to give her name, is hugged by her husband as they chat between the border fence separating Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on July 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Traffic moves along the 10 freeway on Aug. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. The I-10 freeway in Los Angeles County is among the most congested freeways in the state according to a report released by the California Department of Transportation. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Members of the junior national team watch Jazzy Kerber, foreground, compete during the rhythmic all-around finals at the USA Gymnastics Championships in San Jose, Calif., June 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Australia’s Lydia Lassila competes during the women’s freestyle skiing aerials qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A Russian fan watches the finals during the men’s two-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
A person dressed as a bowling pin rides an escalator on Jan. 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., is silhouetted as he speaks at a rally in Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Supporters listen to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. at a rally in Chester, Pa. on Oct. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Smoke rises from a burnout fire as firefighters battle the Wallow Fire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Ariz., June 12, 2011. Roughly 7,000 residents of two eastern Arizona towns evacuated as a wildfire loomed nearby were allowed to return home as officials expressed confidence that they were making progress in their battle against the huge blaze. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Sonsonne Semtembre, 9, center, hangs on to a tree branch as he tries to stay in line with others to receive disaster relief at the US 82nd Airborne Division’s forward operating base in Port-au-Prince, Jan. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
NBA referee Violet Palmer, center left, and her partner Tanya Stine dance during their wedding reception on Aug. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Thousands of people gather outside the Anaheim Convention Center to attend the BlizzCon, the fan-centric celebration of video game publisher Blizzard, on Nov. 7, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The annual convention kicked off with more than 25,000 attendees. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Andrew Lozano, a member of the Vagos motorcycle gang, talks to a Fontana police officer after he was arrested in an early morning raid in Fontana, Calif., on Oct. 6, 2011. Hundreds of law enforcement officers have fanned out across Southern California and arrested at least 12 members and leaders of the Vagos motorcycle club, seizing weapons and drugs. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Shah Bibi Tarakhail receives a checkup at the Shriners Hospital for Children on June 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Afghan girl whose love of painting won the hearts of U.S. doctors who fitted her with a prosthetic arm returned to the United States after the group that sponsored her first visit said it learned her newfound celebrity made her a subject of death threats at home. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Birds eat bread crumbs on an empty street of the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Oakland Raiders fans watch during the team’s joint football practice with the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 12, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Spotlight is the blog of AP Images, the world’s largest collection of historical and contemporary photos. AP Images provides instant access to AP’s iconic photos and adds new content every minute of every day from every corner of the world, making it an essential source of photos and graphics for professional image buyers and commercial customers. Whether your needs are for editorial, commercial, or personal use, AP Images has the content and the expert sales team to fulfill your image requirements. Visitapimages.com to learn more.
Written content on this site is not created by the editorial department of AP, unless otherwise noted.
AP Images is the world’s largest collection of historical andcontemporary photos. AP Images provides instant access to AP's iconic photos and adds new content every minute of every day from every corner of the world, making it an essential source of photos and graphics for professional imagebuyers and commercial customers. Whether your needs are for editorial, commercial, or personal use, AP Images has the content and the expert sales team to fulfill your image requirements. Visit apimages.com to learn more.
View more posts