Award-winning visual journalist Hyosub Shin was born and raised in South Korea. Inspired by the work of National Geographic photographers, he took his first flight and came to the United States to study photography. He thought his time in the U.S. would be brief, but photography took him to California and eventually, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He took his oath of citizenship in 2017. More recently, Shin has

taken his photo skills to the sky. After getting his drone pilot’s license, he has provided ariel perspectives of metro Atlanta and Georgia for the AJC. In addition to news and feature photography, Hyosub has photographed college and professional sports, including Georgia Tech, Atlanta United and the Atlanta Braves. He was part of the AJC’s Super Bowl coverage when the Falcons went to Houston and when the Super Bowl came to Atlanta.