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Pete Pin is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in a refugee camp after the Cambodian genocide and immigrated as a refugee to California in the mid 1980's.
Raised in the inner-city of Stockton and Long Beach California, he dropped out of high school in his junior year after growing disenchanted with the public school system, which was at the time embroiled in race riots and gang violence.
He received his BA at the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated magna cum laude with high departmental honors (via the completion of an honors program) and was awarded the Outstanding Honors Thesis award for the best honors thesis in his department, and the Documentary and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan, where he was awarded the Allan L Modotti Scholarship.
Pete purchased his first camera months before embarking on an eight-year PhD program at Berkeley in the Social Sciences and abandoned his doctorate studies to pursue documentary photography. He was selected as the first Fellow at the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund where he received support for his long-term and personal project on the Cambodian diaspora.
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