Shuran Huang

Photo Editor
Preview: Strands of Love
Location: Washington D.C.
Nationality: Chinese
Biography: Born in mainland China, Shuran Huang is an independent photographer based in Washington D.C. Her work focuses on family, traditions and culture. Recently, she worked as a photography intern at National Public Radio. Before moving to Washington... read on
My STRANDS OF LOVE project came from my desire to document the impact of a family living in a diverse community for over a half-century. The culture they preserve in this multigenerational barbershop deeply attracts me as a contrast to my personal experience observing traditions in China fading away. The family’s close relationship evoked my sensitivity to vulnerability and intimacy as well as my deep longing to experience the close connections of home and family that were missing from my own childhood. I can barely recall the last time my parents and I had a family dinner together. During this process of documentation, my eyes were also opened to the strength of their faith. Part of the project was about the faith and how the faith contributes to his willingness to help out in the community starting from their connections with loyal customers within the barbershop.

As a result of this project, I will be attending the 2019 New York Times Portfolio Review.

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Copy of Foster Migrant Children

By Shuran Huang — Rosa has been living at a sanctuary in Bethesda, MD for nine months. She can't leave the property as ICE slaps an ankle monitor on her. She..


By Shuran Huang

Foster Migrant Children

By Shuran Huang — Christi is not a typical foster mother. She takes in migrant children from Central America who have been separated from their families at the border.


By Shuran Huang

Strands of Love

By Shuran Huang — It is a brisk fall day in 2017. Charleston Collins Sr. is with a customer. Bespectacled and dressed in a black jacket, he snips, chops and combs..

Wushu Coaches Help Students Master Literacy And 'Become A Better Person'

By Shuran Huang — On a hot July day in Fairfax, Va., husband and wife coaching team Christopher Peí and Zhāng Guìfèng, patted their students on..


By Shuran Huang — ARISE Schools empower and support its schools to meet the needs of the communities they serve and prepare each and every student for lifetime..
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