Mengshin Lin (b. 1996) is a Taiwanese photojournalist based in Honolulu, Hawaii and a frequent contributor for the Associated Press. The conflicts between Taiwan and China has influenced her works concentrated on social issues, community and politics. Mengshin has covered the Lahaina wildfire, No Extradition to China protest in Hong Kong, Sunflower Movement  in Taiwan, and Black Lives Matter Movement in Honolulu and Chicago. 
After being two blocks away from a terrorist attack in Paris, she believes that capture the moments and tell the stories that needed to be told are one of the ways she can contribute to the world.​​​​​​​
Mengshin was a student at Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIII with the AARP award. Her works can be seen on the Associated Press, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, NRC Handelsblad, Chicago Sun-Times, Tampa Bay Times, KSL.com and Deseret News. She is also a FAA Part-107 certified drone pilot.
Previously, Mengshin worked as a freelance videographer for five years, producing commercial films, and music videos.
Outside of photography, Mengshin was a former sport stacker for ten years. She was the first Taiwanese won a gold medal at the World Sport Stacking Championships. She spoke at TEDxTaipei, Design For Change, business conferences, schools and universities in Taiwan, Israel, Malaysia and China. 
(Photo taken by Benjamin Lurie)
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