Chen Chen I believe that I am born to be an artist with the mission to convey visual beauty via my photos. I am willing to discover my self-value by exploring the meaning of my works, the ways of expression I use, and the inspiration of my creation. I try to read, watch, and listen to different elements in the world. The idea of pursuing deeper understanding of integration and collision of traditional art with modern art motivates me to keep working in this area.
Shuwan Chen is a photographer who grew up in Nanjing, China. She studied in Australian National University, where she majored in Sociology. Mostly, she shoot abstractions, portraits and her dog Pipi.
Haipei Han (Yuxi) grew up in Canton, China, she studied filmmaking as an undergrad at the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in Los Angeles for around a year and was terrible at driving. After relocating back to China, she worked/lived in Beijing and Shanghai for over 2 years.
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Jeong Hur (Born Seoul, South Korea) is an artist who works on photography and related media. He creates abstract images based on what he learned from the mental issues that tormented him for a long time. Because mental problems are not observable visually, Jeong tries to escape from traditional forms of photography. Instead of reproducing images based on visual observation with using camera and light as the minimum, he practices reproducing the other things, such as emotional fluctuation, time and the other senses except for vision, visually.
Xue JIANG (Shirley) is a multimedia photographer who grew up in China. Her favorite artist is Rinko Kawauchi. She likes studying on JPOP and KPOP Culture as well as learning Japanese in her spare time. Cats are her favorite animal because they are smart and mysterious!
Yan Jin is a photographer and image-maker who was born and grew up in Shanghai. She studied French in university and once stayed in Paris as an exchange student. After graduation, she worked as auditor in Big4 accounting firm, and was later a financial analyst and controller in retail business. She’s interested in exploring different things and pushing her own boundaries. Fun fact: she hit a wall by accident in her teens and till now her front tooth is still half broken.
Hye Mi Kim is a digital artist based in Seoul, South Korea.
Esteban Kuriel is a New York-based photographer, videographer and magazine collector. He is an avid admirer of various forms of visual expression, including portraiture, architecture, and documentary journalism. His personal work explores the intimacy of relationships.
Song Lu is a Chinese photographer. Her fascination and interests in ‘capturing a moment’ have derived from her childhood experience of long-time observing environment from her dad’s car. She enjoys observing the constant changes of the outside world and is eager to find a way to freeze these cherished moments in her memory. As a furry animals fanatic, she attempts to observe and document the world around she with the sensitivity of cat and curiosity of puppy.
Terrance Purdy is a photographer and filmmaker from Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Missouri with an Interdiscplinary Degree, with concentrations in art history, black studies, and PHOTOGRAPHY! He is also a DJ, addicted to manga, a pizza maker, and a reader.
Yanjun Rong is a designer, photographer and video-maker who grew up in Beijing, China. She studied Design in Lancaster University, the UK. She is especially interested in taking photographs of children and animals. She is also passionate about taking short courses from various fields, such as ceramics, fashion, visual presentation, and drawing.
Born and raised in Spain, living in New York for the last 5 years and working as a photographer. I completed my Bachelor Degree in England where I learned that photography was more than just a craft. For me, it is a journey to explore the world with ambiguity and wonder. I am looking forward to immerse myself in this new adventure as a MFA candidate.
Cui Sihan is a 22 year old graduate student from Northern China. She studied photography as an undergrad at Communication University of Zhejiang, Hangzhou. Interested in social issues, she hopes to work in documentary industry and plans to travel and volunteer in Africa. And her favorite photographers are Mary Ellen Mark and Chien-Chi Chang.
Josh Spector is a photographer that grew up in New Jersey. He studied film and photography at the Pennsylvania State University as an undergraduate. Since graduating, Josh has worked at Company 3, a post-production house, on a multitude of feature films from blockbusters to indie hits. He has a cat named Grover.
Zhou Weihan, born in China, he completed a degree in image and multimedia at the China Academy of Art. After graduation, he lived in Shanghai for several years and worked in BBDO where he first got into TVC production and commercial photography. His favorite directors are David Lynch and Kar Wai Wong.
Ziyu Ying was born and raised in Guangdong province, China. Although his undergrad major was marine science, his dream is to become a successful photographer.
Tianli Zhang is a 26 year old man, who quit his job and left his home town. Born in Hainan, the 2nd biggest island in China, he grow up in Jiangsu and Shanghai and studied cinematography at the Communication University of China in Beijing. The next stop is NYC, hope nice shoegaze or dreampop bands here : )
Yeshan Zhang (Jasmine) grew up in Kashgar, Xinjiang, the westernmost city of China. She studied International Journalism as an undergrad at BNU-HKBU United International College in Zhuhai, a city in Southern China that is located 3,600 miles away from her hometown. In her junior year at college, she exchanged to Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota, where she had a happy and memorable semester. She likes travel and cook and her favorite photographer is Gregory Crewdson. This is her second time to New York City, she looks forward to meet new people and try new things at SVA.
Xuan Zhao is a photographer in the heart of New York City who also goes by Sean. Born in Baoding China, he came over to the states at an early age and grew up in a small town in the Adirondacks upstate New York. Sean went to the School of Visual Arts where he studied Photography & Video. Currently Sean is working on the documentary project of the small town of Newcomb upstate New York where he grew up.