Shuran Huang 黃舒然 (she/her) is a Cantonese photojournalist based in Washington, D.C. Through moments of intimacy, her work focuses on politics, immigration, human rights, diaspora experiences, and interactions in between. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and conversational Spanish.
Born in a small Hakka village, Rénhuà (仁化), in China, Shuran is a daughter of a translator mother and an epidemiologist father. Over the years, she watches her father save lives from pandemics in countries that can’t provide medical care and her mother commit herself to connect cultures through languages. Their community service helps Shuran understand the meaning of commitment and influences her to develop a passion for humanity and unity. Shuran has lived in mostly diverse yet disadvantaged communities in eight countries. She often confronts the reality of assimilating and adapting to new communities, which develops her dedication to elevate and empower communities through visual storytelling.
Editorial Clients: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters, National Geographic, National Public Radio, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Bloomberg News, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.
Other Commercial/Nonprofit Clients: Netflix, A+E Networks, Anchestry.com, Share Our Strength, etc.
Shuran also serves as an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University, providing graduate students hands-on training on Adobe programs and teaching multimedia technologies for effective communication.
Shuran is a proud member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA), Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW), Diversify Photo, and Authority Collective. Shuran earned her master’s degree in photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She studied and graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international journalism.
Shuran was selected as one of the 24 mentees around the globe for the 2021 Women Photograph Mentorship Class. She received a Grand Prize for the 2018 Photo District News’ Faces Portrait Photography Contest, was selected as a winner for 2019 Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Competition, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Siena International Photo Awards. She was also the alumna of the 2019 New York Portfolio Review and the 2019 Dow Jones News Fund Digital Media Program.