Young Kim grew up in Uganda, East Africa where from an early age he was exposed to extreme poverty, crime and conflict. While studying at the University of Southern California - School of Cinematic Arts (2007-11) he started documenting civil unrest and human conflict. As a photojournalist, he has covered the struggle of immigrants, police brutality and the anti-war movement in Los Angeles. As a filmmaker and cinematographer he has worked on various narrative films and documentaries, some which have been official selections at international film festivals. During the nights he often worked the crime beat witnessing and filming gang violence. His video imagery has been featured on Al Jazeera, Vice, ABC News and LA Weekly films among others.
Currently Kim is based in the Middle East and has been working on a long form project, documenting the conflict in and around Mosul.