A largely self taught photographer, Zann Huizhen Huang began her first serious foray into photojournalism after the tsunami in January 2005.
Zann has covered humanitarian and socio-political issues in Iran , Iraq , Israel and the Palestinian Territories , Lebanon , Syria , Cambodia , Indonesia , Myanmar , Sri Lanka , China , Turkey , Tunisia , Thailand and the Phillippines. Her works have been published in Time magazine, Le Monde, Geo Italia, L’expresso and other publications in the US, Europe and Asia. She has also covered “Mental Health Issues” in Singapore and was featured in the Asia Exposed 2 series in late Sept 2011 on Channel News Asia.
Zann's works have garnered numerous international awards - UNICEF photographer of the Year 2007 (Honourable Mention), International Photographer of the Year (16 Honourable Mentions from 2006 - 2011), UNESCO Humanity Photo Award 2006 and 2009, PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2007 (Honourable Mention), 2010 - 1st for Wedding and 2nd for Portraiture Category and one honourable mention for Politics Category and in 2011- 2 bronze awards for her work on the Palestinian Refugees and Cambodian Glue Kids and Le Grand Prix Care International du Reportage Humanitaire Award 2007 - Top 5 finalists.
Zann’s works were exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photofestival 2006, VISA POUR L’IMAGE Photojournalism festival at Perpignan , France in 2007, Singapore Season 2007, New York Photo Festival 2009, Espace Dupon in Paris 2010 and Singapore 's Gallery 2902 in 2009. Her child labor project in collaboration with the ILO-International Labour Organization was exhibited in Holland 2010. Her works on Iran was shown at Reportage Australia in 2010 and the 7th Angkor Photo Festival 2011.
Zann has also spoke about her role as a social cause photographer at Tedx Singapore in 2012. She also spoke about her documentary work on Iran at Tedx Kuala Lumpur 2012.
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