Jian Gao is an award-winning freelance photographer, staff member at Magnum Photos and Photo Assignment Editor at the New York Post. He is the 2014 Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar (Roy Rowan) and works under VII Photo Agency photographer Ed Kashi. Jian's work was selected by Magnum Photos AGM 66th for review on June 28th 2013 in London, UK (Ideastap) and was also shortlisted by the APA/Lucie Foundation Scholarship Awards. He is the photographer of the EAW (Eddie Adams Workshop) XXVI—an annual gathering of the world's top 100 emerging photojournalists. He is one of 142 young photographers to be nominated by the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2014.