Yiran Wang is a visual journalist. As a teenager, she constantly moved from city to city, culture to culture. Then as an adult, she traveled and worked in many countries. Naturally, instead of her geological origin, personal memories and experiences became her root. She also navigates across academic boundaries. Her former education is a combination of languages, politics and business.
While frequently cast into a new environment, from time to time, she feels alienated from her new surroundings and her hometown as well. The tension between her feelings and the collective narrative fuels her interest in the neglected personal voices and the feeling of otherness in daily life. Her works are based on oral interviews, archival research, and field studies, which encourage the viewers to look at daily life with a stranger’s eye.