Pete Pin was born in the Khao-I-Dang refugee camp on the border of Cambodia and Thailand in 1982. His family were resettled as refugees in Stockton, California in the 1980's. Pin's work explores themes of memory, migration, and inter-generational trauma among the Cambodian American community across the United States and among his own family in the U.S. and Cambodia. Previously a high school drop-out, Pin is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he did Honors and was awarded the Louis and Charles Outstanding Honors Thesis Award, and the International Center of Photography. He received fellowships and grants from the Magnum Foundation and Open Society Foundations Photography Project, among others, and has been featured in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, NPR, and VICE, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and Phnom Penh, Cambodia with his wife, writer and journalist Jane Rose Porter.