Who Are Jimmy Chin's Parents?
Jimmy Chin's parents are Frank Chin and Yen Yen Chin, both from China.
Frank Chin was born in Wenzhou, which is a prefecture-level city in the southeastern Zhejiang province in the People's Republic of China, while Yen Yen Chin was born in Harbin, which is a sub-provincial city in the Heilongjiang province while also its capital and largest city.
Both Frank Chin and Yen Yen Chin worked as librarians. At some point in their lives, they moved to America.
Jimmy Chin was born in Minnesota, Mankato, and raised in the same city. He went to Wayland Academy for his high school education.
He went to Carleton College for his undergraduate studies, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies after graduating in 1996.
Following his undergraduate studies, Chin stated that he became a climbing fanatic, a decision his parents vehemently disapproved of.
He fell into photography through climbing as he discovered his talents in the art form after borrowing his sleeping claiming partner's camera to take a photo.
Chin sold the picture for $500, which started his photography career.