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Ivan Lo is a Chicago-based freelance humanitarian, travel and street photographer and physically disabled cancer survivor who has worked throughout countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Taiwan, and the US for a number of different NGOs for the past five years. He… Read More
Ivan Lo is a Chicago-based freelance humanitarian, travel and street photographer and physically disabled cancer survivor who has worked throughout countries such as Afghanistan, Cambodia, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, Taiwan, and the US for a number of different NGOs for the past five years. He specializes in documentary and candid street photography. Read Less
  • Field Photographer and Videographer
    AquaVida — Patna, India
  • Field Photographer
    Withheld For Security Reasons — Afghanistan
  • Guest Speaker
    U.S. Department Of Energy — Batavia, IL, USA
  • Field Photographer and Videographer
    Vann Molyvann Project — Cambodia
  • Featured Artist
    U.S. Department Of Energy — Batavia, IL, USA
  • Field Photographer
    Village Volunteers — Kenya
  • Field Photographer
    OMF International — Taipei, Taiwan
  • Field Photographer
    PRC Compassion
  • Field Photographer
    STEM International — Dominican Republic
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Field Photographer and Videographer / India / April 2010

Used both still photography and high definition digital video to document a clean water project run by Emmanuel Public Charitable Trust in partnership with AquaVida. The program is designed to provide impoverished communities—many of them populated by “… Read More
Field Photographer and Videographer / India / April 2010

Used both still photography and high definition digital video to document a clean water project run by Emmanuel Public Charitable Trust in partnership with AquaVida. The program is designed to provide impoverished communities—many of them populated by “untouchables”—in and around the city of Patna with access to clean, potable water.

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Field Photographer / Afghanistan / July 2006 – Present

Photographer for several humanitarian NGOs based in Afghanistan (names withheld for security reasons). Documenting various projects and programs as well as everyday life situations for use in annual reports and other areas.

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Guest Speaker / U.S. Department of Energy / December 2009

Asked by the U.S. Department of Energy to give a presentation about experience as a humanitarian photographer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago in observance of International Human Rights Day.

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Field Photographer and Videographer / Cambodia / September – October 2009

Documented the social climate of Phnom Penh and other urban centers in Cambodia with still photography and high definition digital video for a feature length documentary.

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Featured Artist / U.S. Department of Energy / May 2009

One of three artists of Asian descent featured in a multimedia exhibition organized and held by the U.S. Department of Energy at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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Field Photographer / Kenya / October 2008

Created ‘photo tour’ content for Karma Kenya, a tourism company established in partnership with NGO Village Volunteers to help fund humanitarian projects in Kenya. Also documented child education programs affiliated with Village Volunteers for use in annual reports and promotional materials.

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Field Photographer / Taiwan / June 2007

Photographer for OMF International’s Taiwan office. Specialized in candid photographs of prostitutes, fences, street hawkers and the homeless in the Wanhua district of Taipei City for use in outreach and awareness oriented literature.

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Field Photographer / Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans / October 2005

Worked closely with PRC Compassion personnel and documented the efforts of volunteers as they distributed water, food, and clothing to hurricane victims and assisted residents in salvaging property in post-Katrina New Orleans.

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Field Photographer / Dominican Republic / August 2005

Worked closely with STEM International personnel and documented the efforts of volunteers seeking to establish a working relationship with the village of El Limón. Read Less
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