Yukai Peng is a visual journalist based in Beijing, China. He is currently a news editor for a state-owned media. Prior to that, Yukai was the photo intern for Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Born and raised in Beijing, Yukai has studied and worked in the United States for almost eight years, and he earned his master’s degree in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. His dream is to be a sports photographer.
His first paycheck: “It was in 2020 when I was the photo intern at the Deseret News. I got paid bi-weekly, and the first paycheck was around $750 after tax. I worked 40 hours a week for $10 per hour. I spent around $450 on rent, and pretty much most of the rest on groceries and gas.”