I'm Hannah Yoon (she/her) and I’m a Korean Canadian freelance photographer based in Philadelphia with a focus on portraiture, documentary and photojournalism work. 

While studying sociology and psychology in college, I became interested in social justice and racial justice issues. Before becoming a photographer, I lived two years in Seoul, South Korea teaching English and exploring the country. Through photography, I want to better understand why we are the way we are and how everything is connected.

I am a proud member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and founding board member of the Authority Collective. I am part of these groups as a photographer because I want to see equity in the photo industry. I also serve as a jury member for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, an award for emerging Canadian photojournalists.

During the pandemic, I started a bookstagram account (features books + photography). Beyond photography, I love making Korean food, watching K-dramas and going for bike rides 🚴🏽‍♀️ I recently became a first-time mom in 2022 and am exploring what it means to be a mom while also freelancing.

Google voice: (215) 315-3196 (please call instead of texting)
I can also be reached at hanlove.yoon@gmail.com

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My most recent newsletter on substack (June 2023)

Currently in Philadelphia, PA 

Selected Clients

Bicycling Mag
Bloomberg Businessweek
The Globe & Mail
The Guardian US
Huffington Post
Maclean's Magazine
The Marshall Project
National Geographic Magazine
The New York Times
The New Yorker
Pivotal Ventures
Popular Mechanics
Refinery 29
Runner's World
T Magazine
The Wall Street Journal
The Washington Post
The Washington Post Magazine

Archive Represented by Redux Pictures

Opportunities and Awards

2023 National Geographic Society Explorer Grant
2022 IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Grantee
American Photography 37 CHOSEN Gallery
2020 National Geographic Society Covid-19 Grant
2020 Globe & Mail Best Photos of 2020
2020 Bloomberg Best Photos of 2020
2020 IWMF Lauren Brown Fellowship
2020 New York Times Portfolio Review, New York City, NY
2019 Solutions Journalism Class, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2019 IWMF Gwen Ilfil Mentorship Fellow
2019 Blink Portfolio Review
2018 Women Photograph Workshop Participant, New York, NY
2018 The Image Deconstructed Workshop, Denver, CO
2018 Women Photograph Grant Shortlist
2018 Magenta Flash Forward Winner
2018 WomenFocus Portfolio Review, Washington DC
2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photo Festival - Muse Exhibition
2015 67th Missouri Photo Workshop, Perryville, MO
2014 Student Photographer of the Year, NPAC
2014 The Canadian Press & Canadian Journalism Foundation Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

Featured In...

2023 Women Photograph - What We See Book
2022 Women Photograph Year in Pictures
2022 Saatchi Gallery - America in Crisis Exhibition
2021 The New York Times Year in Pictures
2021 Google X Pop Up Magazine Year in Search 2021
2021 Women Photograph Year in Pictures
2021  Washington Post Year in Photos
2021 Photoshelter Hannah Yoon’s Subtle, Powerful Photos of the Atlanta Spa Shooting
2021 CPJ - ‘Trauma makes its way back to you’: Four US journalists on covering mass shootings
2020 It's Nice ThatHannah Yoon’s Restaurant Kids documents the children growing up in Chinese restaurants
2020 The Washington PostThrough the Eyes of Women
2020 Photo Unseen - Fashionable Elders in South Korea

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