Kang (b. 1991, 강상숙) is a photographer from Seoul currently in New York City. In 2014, she received her bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University, where she learned how to write, and in 2017, received her master's from Columbia Journalism School, where she focused on photography. She is drawn to portraiture and stories about identity and belief.
Kang is a member of Diversify Photo and Authority Collective, and is available for assignments and assisting. Prior to freelancing, she interned at The Wall Street Journal's photography desk and The Onion's editorial desk, and various graphic design positions at The Chicago Tribune. She speaks fluent Korean, can shoot/edit video, and enjoys drawing.
Awards 2019 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward 2019 Honorable Mention, Center for Photography at Woodstock 2019 The New York Times Portfolio Review 2018 Bloomberg News Assignment Award, EAW XXXI 2018 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI 2018 Selected, American Photography Annual 2017 Selected, Open Show at Bronx Documentary Center 2017 Scripps Howard Reporting Grant for Covering Religion 2017 2nd Place, Portrait, NPPA Quartarly Contest 2013 Eric Lund Global Research and Reporting Grant
Selected Clients The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg (Wire), Topic, New York Daily News, de Volkskrant, Newsday, Bloomberg Businessweek, Atlas Obscura, Artnet News, Hyperallergic, GOOD Magazine, Banana Magazine, Newest York, Huffington Post, UN Women, Columbia Journalism School, Overseas Press Club Foundation, Davies Toews Architecture