Jade Chao

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Jade is based at Magnum Photos, working in the archive, image production, digital editorial and social media departments. Her work will include curating, writing and editing photographic stories for Magnum’s website, fact-checking captions in the archive, researching and licensing photos, editing photos, and thinking of ways to connect Magnum’s work with new audiences through digital media and cultural and educational events.
Jade is interested in visual art, design, and access to culture and heritage. Having initially studied architecture, she became interested in graphic design and its relationship with politics. Jade co-edits a zine titled daikon*, exploring intersectional feminism, activism and the experiences of East and Southeast Asian non-binary people and women in the diaspora. Her ambitions are to work with other young people in critique of dominant narratives in the cultural sectors and to support innovative and politically engaged arts.