Jintak Han is a photojournalist and reporter currently based in Seoul and Los Angeles, specializing in documentary, reportage and editorial photography. He currently works as a photo intern for the Hankook Ilbo, a major Korean newspaper.
His freelance clients include the Associated Press and ZUMA Press. He previously worked as a weekend reporter for the Korea Times, a Korean-language daily newspaper in Los Angeles.
Jintak has won numerous awards for his photography, including the 2019 SPJ Mark of Excellence national winner for breaking news photography.
During his time as an undergraduate at UCLA, Jintak served as an assistant photo editor, senior staff photographer and news reporter for the student newspaper, Daily Bruin. He reported for the Bruin's City & Crime beat with an emphasis on investigative reporting.
Jintak, who also goes by Jim, is fluent in English and Korean and proficient in Japanese — he holds a B.A. in linguistics and Asian languages and cultures with a concentration in modern Japanese. He is also American Red Cross-certified in adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED.
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