About the Founder

My name is Ryan Cheng and I am a writer and photographer.

I’ve written for a variety of publications including Huffington Post Australia, AWOL and Rucksack Magazine.

Moving from Singapore to Australia aged 10, I’ve always had a special interest in race and identity, often allowing my own experiences as an Asian Australian to influence my writing and other creative endeavours.

Graduating with an Honours in Criminology and a double major in Criminology & Politics, the way in which we – as a society – interact and engage interests me greatly.

The 88 started as my own personal writing space, but has over time, graduated into something much larger than myself. Now you can find us publishing content from creatives all around the world.

I hope you enjoy all the unique insights and perspectives as much as I do.

Ryan Cheng
Founder of The 88.

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