I was a little hesitant to post about this here, but as my friends have informed me, I’m being a stereotypical humble Asian and I need to cut that stuff out. Only they didn’t say “stuff.”

Earlier this month The Maynard Institute recognized me in their series of journalist of color worth noting. Each day for the month of August one profile is posted, so it is quite an honor to be deemed worthy of a slot. I actually had no idea they’d done this until it was brought to my attention.



I was surprised but then I looked at some of the others and then I was impressed! The biggest honor is being mentioned in the same category as one of my photo gods: Gorden Parks. My old Houston Chronicle co-worker and pick-up basketball guard Billy Smith II also is mentioned in the month-long series.

Nice to be among such fine company.

Thanks Maynard Institute.