Shuran Huang (b. 1992) is a visual storyteller 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. Born and raised in mainland China, she was isolated from other cultures for most of my 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.
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 as a participant to 2019 New York Times Portfolio Review from 3,500 applicants 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, The Buffalo News, Photo District News, LG, Netflix and Visura.co. She is attending Fast Forward: Women in Photo's Instagram ongoing series #ffconversation in March.