Photographer, writer, amateur historian, roustabout, bon vivant, and insomniac.

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Alan Chin was born and raised in New York City’s Chinatown. Since 1996, he has worked in China, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Central Asia, and Ukraine, as well as extensively in the United States. He has been a contributing photographer to The New York Times, Newsweek, contrib...

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@AlanSChin — 1,514 followers, 727 tweets

Jun 21, 2017

@NYSenatorFelder 1.5 million NYers without health insurance -- allow a vote in the Senate and vote YES for single-payer in NY State!

May 09, 2017

@WooCommerce Like many, having problems with PayPal checkout. See attached photo -- We have nothing to do with eBay. Thanks.

May 09, 2017

@DevelopWC Like many, having issues with PayPal checkout. See attached image -- we have nothing to do with eBay. Thanks

Mar 24, 2017

@mollycrabapple @msnayome Lincoln Bde documentary called "The Good Fight" 1984

Mar 24, 2017

@mollycrabapple @msnayome Lincoln bde 1st integrated US combat unit anywhere. Great documentary about them from 80s. Saw at old film forum.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Photographer for NY weekly newspapers Our Town and The Manhattan Spirit.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Own two.

How is social media changing news?

More readers, less money, more work, less time.