Available in: US, Taiwan
Photographer, Politics, Travel, Fine Art, Environment, Style, Photo Editor, Photography, Portraiture, Lifestyle, Arts & Culture, Humanitarian, Life, Aerial, Human Rights, Artist, Performance, Magazine, Editorial, Climate, Lifestyle Journalism, Race, Community, Social Justice
Research, Digital Printing, Photo Editing, Color Printing
Asia Europe Middle East Oceania USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Japanese, German
Years of experience: More than 10
Sandra's work focuses on documentary photography emphasizing social identity, culture, and minorities. Earlier projects include the Refugee in America, Facets of India etc. She has dedicated, long-term ongoing projects on the LGBTQA, women, refugees, and the American pop culture. Currently she is working on environmental climate change.
Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Sandra has studied ceramic art and exhibited this work in Japan and the US. Since 2007, photography has been her chosen art medium. She has worked and lived in DC, Japan, China for US State Department and traveled for photo assignments to Europe, Middle East, Turkey, South Korea, Japan and India. Sandra currently resides in Southern California and Virginia.
She has twice been selected to participate in Magnum Workshops in cooperation with Nooderlicht Photofestival with Stuart Franklin in The Netherlands 2009, and White Chapel Art Gallery with Ian Berry, London 2011. She went on an India expedition with Steve McCurry in 2007. Her photographic art is greatly inspired and influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Susan Meiselas.
Sandra has received numerous distinguished awards including CENTER Director's Choice Award First Place (2020). 1st Prize (Open Category) Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (2017), 1st Place winner of Robert Cornelius Portrait Award, Runner Up for Conservation Award, Julia Margaret Cameron Award, Reader's Collection and international contest winner for National Geographic Magazine, winner of the American Photography 36, (2020) 33 (2017) & 30th (2014) Annual Book Collection and The Archive New York.
Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including such galleries as: Museum of Modern Art Washington DC, Aperture Gallery New York, Annenberg Space of Photography, MIRAGE GALLERY JAPAN, MOPLA, Photo LA, Griffin Museum, The Museum of Big Band, USC Pacific Asia Museum, The Center for Fine Art, Stanford Space University, PingYao International PhotoFestivalChina; Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Auckland Festival of Photography, HeadOn Photo Festival, Thai-US International Exhibition with Steve McCurry, Bangkok. SKM International Photofestival in Taipei. Her work is in several private collections.