Available in: Washington D.C.
Photographer, Photojournalist, Producer, Photo Assistant, Multimedia, Photography, Portraiture, Marketing
Research, Translator, Image Archiving, Lighting Tech, Audio Recording, Photo Assisting, Cataloging, Color Correction, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe Premier, Apple Final Cut Pro, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Coding CSS, Coding HTML, Mixed Media, Print Making, Animation, Copywriting, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Motion Graphics, Product Design, Retouching, Video Editing, Film Processing, Film Photography
Asia Latin America USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Korean, Spanish
Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photographer based in Washington, D.C. Through moments of intimacy, her work focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, diaspora experiences, and interactions in between. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and some Spanish.
Born in a small Hakka village, Rénhuá in China, Shuran is the daughter of a translator mother and an epidemiologist father. Over the years, she watched her father save lives from pandemics in countries that couldn’t provide medical care and her mother commit herself to connecting cultures through languages. Their community service helped Shuran understand the meaning of commitment, developing in her a passion for humanity and unity. Shuran has lived in mostly diverse yet disadvantaged communities in eight countries. She often confronted the reality of assimilating and adapting to new communities, developing in her a dedication to elevating and empowering communities through visual storytelling.
Editorial Clients: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Thomson Reuters, The Guardian, National Geographic, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle, The Texas Tribune, etc.
Other Commercial/Nonprofit Clients: Netflix, A+E Networks, Anchestry.com, Share Our Strength, CBS, etc.
Shuran also serves as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, providing graduate students hands-on training on Adobe programs and teaching multimedia technologies for effective communication.
Shuran is a proud member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA), Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), Diversify Photo, and Authority Collective. Shuran earned her master’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She studied and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international journalism.
Shuran was a recipient
of the 2022 IWMFs Gwen Ifill Fellowship and was selected as part of the 2021 Women Photograph Mentorship Class
. She received multiple awards, including American Photography 28, Photo District News’ Faces Portrait Photography Contest, Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition, etc. She was also the alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, the 2019 New York Portfolio Review, and the 2019 Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program.