I was the AP staff photographer in Beijing during the Tiananmen Massacre - AMA
I was urged by several Redditors to do an AMA when I piped up in a thread on r/guns, so here we go. I was a staff photographer for the Associated Press in Beijing from 1988-91. I was there for the student protests that began in April, numerous marches and speeches at universities, the long encampment in Tiananmen Square, and the military crackdown on June 3-4, 1989. Verification, and a selection of my China photos here.
EDIT: My thanks to everyone, this has been fun.
Edit for all of you aspiring photojournalists asking for advice: Go do something else if you can. Look through this AMA at how many of you are asking the same question. Think about the level of competition you will encounter for a few low paying jobs. Think about the miniscule freelance budgets you will be trying to eek out a living from. Run! Run while you still can! For those of you who refuse to take my advice, there's a world wide web out there where you can publish wonderful photos in a blog about anything your little journalistic heart desires - just don't expect anyone to pay you for doing it.