May-Ying Lam

Washington, D.C.

Photo editor

Education: University of Texas

May-Ying Lam was a photo editor at The Washington Post. She left The Post in 2019.
Latest from May-Ying Lam

Whose Senate is it anyway?

A standoff in the Senate. How essential grocery workers are faring almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic. And, why vaccine rollout has been so slow in France.

January 25, 2021

Four women on being pregnant in a time of uncertainty and upheaval

The old reality promised baby showers, gender-reveal parties, visits with grandparents and browsing stores for onesies. Now, these moms-to-be contemplate how they would handle a coronavirus diagnosis, prepare to give birth while wearing a mask and fight through old traumas that the virus has triggered.

June 30, 2020

    Photo essay: She got to Hong Kong before the protests. She left as the coronavirus spread.

    Photographer May-Ying Lam spent a year overseas and confronted a different version of her family’s city.

    April 20, 2020

    Self-help author Marianne Williamson wants to be your healer in chief

    On the campaign trail with a spiritual guru who hopes to fix America with love. Tough love.

    February 19, 2019

    Mo’Nique went from Oscar winner to Hollywood pariah. Can she bounce back?

    Demanding more money got her shunned in showbiz and earned her a “difficult” reputation. But the Queen of Comedy stands by her truth at all costs.

    February 7, 2019

    Mustard, honey, hot sauce: Every gourmet food product is getting its own ‘sommeliers’

    What does it say about the world today that we suddenly need to treat everything like wine?

    February 4, 2019

    They helped expose unsafe lead levels in Flint’s and in D.C.’s water. Then they turned on each other.

    The rift is the subject of a lawsuit filed by Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards against three activists he worked with.

    January 16, 2019

    How ‘The Price is Right’ endures as TV’s oldest, most-beloved daytime game show

    Inside the world of Plinko, screaming fans, Drew Carey and the American dream.

    January 11, 2019

    What is it like to cast a ballot while facing death? One man’s story.

    How cancer changed his political views — and influenced his vote.

    December 26, 2018

    A star flutist is paid $64,451 less than her male counterpart. So she’s suing.

    Elizabeth Rowe’s case against the Boston Symphony Orchestra could change how orchestras pay men and women.

    December 11, 2018