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 and enjoys drawing.

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2019 Selected, Open Call Group Show, House of Lucie
2019 Selected, 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, ProPublica, 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

Published Work
ProPublica, "In Men, It’s Parkinson’s. In Women, It’s Hysteria," August 2019
de Volkskrant, "Dagje Seoul met filmmaker Bong Joon-ho," August 2019
The Wall Street Journal, "Gut-Busting New York City Buffets That Won’t Pinch Your Wallet," March 2019
The New York Times, "Where a TV Pro Goes for Video When YouTube Just Won’t Do," March 2019
Bloomberg, "How Amazon’s Booming NYC Neighborhood Got Tax Perks Meant for the Poor," Feb 2019
The New York Times, "An Arsenal of Skype, Voice Recorders and FOIAs," January 2019
Bloomberg, "NYC City Council Attacks Amazon as Anti-Union Ahead of Arrival," January 2019
The New York Times, "Why Are Taxi Drivers in New York Killing Themselves?," December 2018 (reporting)
The Wall Street Journal, "Small Businesses See Amazon’s Arrival as a Curse and a Blessing," November 2018
Hyperallergic, "Queer Identity in the MeToo Movement: A Conversation with Emma Sulkowicz," August 2018
The Wall Street Journal, "New York City’s ‘Little Haiti’ Makes a Big Impression," July 2018
The Wall Street Journal, "New York Teaches Food Business to Public Housing Residents," July 2018
NYLON China, "Emma Sulkowicz's Asterisked Art (Print)," May 2018
Banana Magazine, "Broad Ave.," May 2018
New York Daily News, "Blind Bronx students exhibit found object art pieces," April 2018
GOOD Magazine, "When #MeToo Comes For Picasso," March 2018
Newest York, "Phone City," Feb 2018
Artnet, "Artist Emma Sulkowicz Wore Asterisks—and Little Else—to Protest Chuck Close at the Met," Feb 2018
Huffington Post, "Chuck Close Prompts Art World To Reckon With Centuries Of Gender Imbalance," Feb 2018
Newsday, "Women's March on NYC: Photos of the 2nd annual demonstration." Jan 2018
Bloomberg Businessweek, "Where to Go in 2018," Jan 2018
Atlas Obscura, "How Kiddie Pools of Kimchi Bind Korean Families Together," Jan 2018
TOPIC, "Hiding in Plain Sight: On the Unobservable Thomas Pynchon," Oct 2017
New York Daily News, "Art, Great Again! How Artists Respond to the Presidential Election," Sept 2017
The Wall Street Journal, "What is Afropunk?" August 2017
The Wall Street Journal, "Want to Get Tech Savvy? Don’t Ask Your Children," August 2017
The Wall Street Journal, "Look Out—It’s New York City’s Bee Cop! And He’s Got a Vacuum Cleaner," August 2017
NBC/MSNBC News, "Controversial 'Twinks for Trump' Founder Joins White House Press Corps," February 2017

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