Haiyun (pronounced: Hi-rene) is a photojournalist based in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. She is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scripps College and School of Visual Communication at Ohio University. She focuses on photojournalism, documentary filmmaking, with a contexture 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. 

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.


+1 617-955-9365

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