Born and raised in Foshan, China, Shuran Huang (b. 1992) is a photographer and journalist based in New York. She recently earned her master’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She was isolated from other cultures for most of her life until she studied and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international journalism.
Photography has helped her explore and understand the world around her. She is especially interested in capturing ethnic groups and cultures that are often overlooked. She has found that focusing on quiet, intimate moments of people’s lives yields the most compelling images and tells the most important aspect of their stories. These moments keep her firmly planted in the present, distract her from fretting about the future or regretting the past, and help her home in on where she is in space and time.
She was a staff photographer for Syracuse University's independent newspaper, The Daily Orange, and multimedia news site, The NewsHouse. She was the 2018 summer photography intern for The Buffalo News in Central New York. She was accepted to the New York Times 2019 Portfolio Review and 2019 Northern Short Course. She won the grand prize in 2018 PDN Faces Portrait Photography Contest. Her work has been published on The New Yorker, Photo District News, Visura.co and LG. She is attending Fast Forward: Women in Photo's Instagram ongoing series #ffconversation in March.