Yian Huang’s mission is to document social conflicts and world issues, and to connect with his subjects in a sensitive and intimate manner.
Through his photography, he aims to inspire others to use the camera to connect with the world around them, whether it be conflict situations, or the beauty and grace of movement in dance.
Yian, a management consultant turned photographer, documented the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2004 and 2005. This led him to pursue a dual Masters in International Affairs and Journalism at Columbia University so as to better understand and convey the conflicts that he photographs.
His works have been exhibited at the Palais du Louvre in Paris, the Singapore Art Museum, and in Russia, Italy and the US; and seen on the pages of the Economist, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated.
You can read more about the 2012 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Annual Photography Awardhere or http://mhisham.org/2012/07/19/2012-icon-de-martell-cordon-bleu-annualphotography-award/