Simu Liu – the Star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi – Was a Stock Photo Model

Simu Liu – the Star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi – Was a Stock Photo Model

Simu Liu, the Chinese-Canadian actor who stars in Marvel’s latest blockbuster, revealed that he was once paid $100 to be a stock photo model. Since that single photo shoot in 2014, Liu says he has seen himself on ads hawking everything from software to YMCA memberships. His advice: Think twice before doing a stock photo shoot.

Also in the show: Adam Ferguson documents climate change for TIME over the course of 5 weeks, more and more photographers are publishing newsletters using tools like Substack and Facebook’s Bulletin, Facebook apologizes for comparing Black men to primates, and Apple puts its child safety features on pause after experts weigh in.

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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