Marcus Yam

Marcus Yam is a Los Angeles Times staff photographer who was born and raised in tropical heat of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. At a turning point, he left a career in aerospace engineering to pursue a photographic life. Last year, Marcus was named Picture of The Year International’s Newspaper Photographer Of The Year. In 2015, Marcus was part of the breaking news team that covered tragic San Bernardino terrorist attacks in 2015, that earned a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. In 2014, he was also part of The Seattle Times team that covered the deadly landslide in Oso, Washington that also earned a Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Reporting. Twitter: @YamPhoto