Shuran Huang

Location: Washington D.C.
Nationality: Chinese
Biography: Originally from China, Shuran Huang (she/her) is a photographer who currently based in Washington, D.C. As an international resident and traveler, she often found herself surrounded by people from diverse backgrounds and facing an identity... read on
on NPR: 'Strands of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family
shuran huang
Mar 15, 2019
Written by Amanda Morris

When you walk into Collin's Barber & Beauty Shop, it feels like home. There are family photos hanging on the walls, football helmets sitting on the shelves and relics from past generations on display.

Under a shelf stacked with hair products, tucked into a picture frame, is the first dollar the Collins family ever made from the barbershop on Aug. 3, 1970.

Over the decades, this barbershop in Syracuse, N.Y., has welcomed four generations of the Collins family, countless community members and, most recently, a New York-based photojournalist by the name of Shuran Huang.
 'Strands of Love' Connects Generations Of An African-American Family
For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.

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