Shuran Huang

Photographer @ Independent / Based in Washington, D.C.

Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photographer based in Washington, D.C. Through seeing intimate moments, her work focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, diaspora experiences, and interactions in between. Besides... read on
Focus: Photojournalist, Multimedia, Photography, Freelance, Feature Journalist, Still Photographer, Portrait Photography, Visual Storyteller
Skills: Image Archiving, Photo Assisting, Cataloging, Color Correction, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Mixed Media, Print Making, Copywriting, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Retouching, Video Editing, Film Photography
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Available in: Washington, D.C.
Focused on: Photojournalist, Multimedia, Photography, Freelance, Feature Journalist, Still Photographer, Portrait Photography, Visual Storyteller
Skilled at: Image Archiving, Photo Assisting, Cataloging, Color Correction, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premier, Book Layout/Design, Photo Editing, Mixed Media, Print Making, Copywriting, Multimedia Production, Photojournalism, Retouching, Video Editing, Film Photography
Coverage Regions: Asia USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Korean, Spanish
Years of experience: Less than 3
HEFAT certification? yes
Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photographer based in Washington, D.C. Through seeing intimate moments, her work focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, diaspora experiences, and interactions in between. Besides English, she speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Spanish.

Born in a small Hakka village, Rénhuá (仁化), in China, Shuran's journey as an immigrant began when her father embarked on a career as an epidemiologist in other developing countries. Despite many hurdles, her parents’ mission to uplift communities in crisis never wavered. They formed a sort of two-person medical and community outreach team: her epidemiologist father provided medical care in communities suffering from disease outbreaks; her translator mother empowered communities by building education programs. Their selfless commitment helped Shuran realize the power of giving back to communities in need. Their passion drove Shuran to discover her tool for serving numerous communities: visual storytelling.

Shuran earned her master’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University. Shuran is also an adjunct professor and academic mentor at Sacred Heart University's School of Communication, Media, and the Arts.

Shuran received multiple awards, including American Photography 38, Society For News Design's 44th Annual Creative Competition, 2019 PDN’s Faces Portrait Photography Contest, 2019 Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition, etc. She is also an alumna of the 2022 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, 2022 IWMF's Gwen Ifill Fellowship, 2019 New York Portfolio Review, and 2019 Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program.


Editorial Clients                                  
TIME Magazine
The New York Times                                                                        
The Washington Post

The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post Magazine
The Guardian / The Observer

U.S. News & World Report
San Francisco Chronicle

National Public Radio

National Geographic
New York Magazine

The Texas Tribune
Thomson Reuters
Bloomberg News
The New Yorker

5280 Magazine
The Economist

Vogue Arabia
The Atlantic
ProPublica
CBS News

NBC News
Chalkbeat

POLITICO
EdSurge

AARP
The New Statesman (UK)
Monocle Magazine (UK)


Commercial/Nonprofit Clients
International Rescue Committee
Share Our Strength
Wellcome Trust (UK)
A+E Networks
Netflix


Exhibitions
2023 Photoville's Asian Photographers Share The Stories Behind Their Names Exhibition
2022 Bronx Documentary Center's Storming of The Capitol Exhibition
2022 & 2020 Women Photojournalists of Washington's Annual Photography Exhibition

Artist Talk
2023 Asian American Journalist Association Convention
2023 NPPA Northern Short Course
2022 Bronx Documentary Center
2022 Women Photojournalists of Washington
2022 International Women Media Foundation
2022 Brown University China Summit
George Washington University
Sacred Heart University
Wellesley College

Membership
White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW)
Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA)
Women Photograph
Authority Collective
Diversify Photo

Education
Shuran Huang | Bio S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Shuran Huang | Bio Hong Kong Baptist University