AAJA Honors Photojournalists for AAPI Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, AAJA recognized a dozen Asian American photojournalists throughout the month of May.

We asked aspiring and award-winning photographers to reflect on their careers and share some of their best work.

Whether they are parachuting into war zones or documenting local communities, check out the stunning photos taken by AAJA photographers from around the world.

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A student from West Portola Elementary School makes her way down the street during the Chinese New Year parade on Saturday, Feb. 23. (James Tensuan | The San Francisco Chronicle)

May 1: Dai Sugano

May 6: Maya Sugarman

May 8: Conner Jay

May 10: James Tensuan

May 13: Charles Dharapak

May 15: Julie Jacobson

May 17: Vino Wong

May 20: Stephen Yang

May 23: An Rong Xu

May 29: Michael Schennum