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Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photographer based in Washington, D.C. Her photography focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, and diaspora experiences, revealing the nuanced and intimate moments in between.

Shuran speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Spanish. She is HEFAT certified with the International Women's Media Foundation.

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 various countries. Despite many hurdles, her parents’ mission to uplift communities in crisis never wavered. They formed a duo: her epidemiologist father provided medical care in communities suffering from disease outbreaks; her translator mother empowered communities by building education programs. Their selflessness embodied empathy, sensitivity, and the transformative power of generosity. Guided by their example, Shuran explored and embraced visual storytelling—a universal language that shapes perceptions, challenges stereotypes and fosters unity among diverse communities.

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

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
People Magazine
The New Yorker

5280 Magazine
The Economist

Inc. Magazine
Vogue Arabia
Bon Appétit
The Atlantic
CBS News

NBC News


The New Statesman (UK)
Monocle Magazine (UK)

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

2023 Photoville: Asian Photographers Share The Stories Behind Their Names
2023 WPOW: 17th Annual Photography and Multimedia Exhibition
2022 Bronx Documentary Center: Storming of The Capitol Exhibition
2022 WPOW: Annual Photography Exhibition
2020 WPOW: Annual Photography Exhibition


Judge - NPPA Best of Photojournalism Contest
Nominee - 
World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass
Guest Speaker - Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art x Shared Studios
Coach -
The Alexia Fall Workshop at Syracuse University
Award - Society For News Design's 44th Annual Creative Competition
Guest Speaker - Asian American Journalist Association National Convention
Guest Speaker - Rochester Institute of Technology
Guest Speaker - George Washington University
Guest Speaker - NPPA Northern Short Course
Selected Participant - 
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV
Selected Fellow - 
IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellowship
Award - American Photography 38
Interview - The Economist
Guest Speaker - Women Photojournalists of Washington
Guest Speaker - International Women Media Foundation
Guest Speaker - Brown University China Summit
Guest Speaker - Bronx Documentary Center
Guest Speaker - Sacred Heart University
Guest Speaker - MUSEA Gathering
Guest Speaker - Wellesley College
Selected Participant - New York Portfolio Review
Selected Intern - Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program
Award - PDN’s Faces Portrait Photography Contest

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

Shuran Huang | Photographer

Shuran Huang (she/her) is a photographer based in Washington, D.C.
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