Sangsuk Sylvia Kang (b. 1991, 강상숙) is a photographer, journalist, and a Photo Editor at TIME Magazine.
From Seoul and based in New York City, Sylvia is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has served as a juror for World Press Photo, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, and British Journal of Photogaphy’s Portrait of Humanity awards.
At TIME (2019 - present), she focuses on International and Business/Technology stories. Domestically, she is passionate about covering issues that affect Asian Americans.
Prior to TIME, Sylvia was a freelance photographer. Her work has been published on The Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, The New York Times, TOPIC, New York Daily News, Newsday, Bloomberg Businessweek, Die Zeit, de Volkskrant, NYLON, and Artnet News. She attended the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2018, interned at The Wall Street Journal’s Photography department in 2017, and before that, worked as a Graphic Designer at the Chicago Tribune for two years.
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2022 March — HYBE's Bang Si-Hyuk Explains His Vision For the Company Behind BTS, TIME 2022 Jan — Chloe Kim Is Ready to Win Olympic Gold Again, TIME
2021 Sept — Queer South Koreans Hope for an Anti-Discrimination Law to End Decades of Discrimination (Korean version), TIME 2021 July — ‘Not a Victim.’ Asian American Elders Stand Resilient in the Wake of Hateful Violence, TIME 2021 June — South Korean President Moon Jae-in Makes One Last Attempt to Heal His Homeland, TIME
2020 June — 'I Will Not Stand Silent.' 10 Asian Americans Reflect on Racism During the Pandemic and the Need for Equality, TIME
2020 March — This Italian Photographer Is Documenting Her Life in the Coronavirus Lockdown, TIME 2020 Feb — A Photographer's Take on the #MeToo Trial of the Decade, TIME 2019 Oct — The Mastermind Behind BTS Opens Up About Making a K-Pop Juggernaut, TIME 2018 Dec — Why Are Taxi Drivers in New York Killing Themselves? The New York Times