Haiyun (pronounced: Hi-rene) is a photojournalist based in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scripps College and School of Visual Communication at Ohio University in May 2022. Haiyun focuses on photojournalism, documentary filmmaking, with a contextual study in climate change, visual anthropology and global migration. Passionate about community-based storytelling, Haiyun gravitates to exploring people's living conditions in the context of social-economics, climate injustice and solastalgia. Curiosity-driven personal projects have taken Haiyun to a diversity of households, cultural and religious backgrounds. Haiyun is a contributor to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, and more. 

Haiyun is currently the New York Times Washington, D.C. bureau photographer fellow. 

2021 The New York Times Student Journalism Institute

2020 Getty Images/AAJA Inaugural Inclusion Scholarship 

2020 Annenberg Space for Photography & Photoville Portfolio Review

2019 CNN Photo Intern

2019 New York Portfolio Review sponsored by NYT Lens Blog

2019 Student Enhancement Award-"Riverland"

2018 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI

2018 Chris Hondros Scholarship-Ohio University

Languages: Mandarin Chinese (fluent); Japanese (conversational)

Available for assignments.


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