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Alexander Huang-Menders

Alexander Huang-Menders

Documentary photographer, journalist, independent advocate


Biography:

Alexander Huang-Menders and Celeste Huang-Menders are a brother and sister team of journalists raising awareness of the global refugee crisis. They have documented refugee camps and displaced people in Greece and Mexico and are key members of a major global portrait project called “The Power of Faces” that seeks to humanize the is crisis, which the United Nations calls “the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time.” Alexander and Celeste have documented refugee boat landings in Greece as well as nighttime ocean patrols with the Greek Coast Guard. They have interviewed displaced individuals in camps in Athens and Chios, Greece and Tijuana, Mexico. Alexander and Celeste’s work has been exhibited at Amnesty International, The Middle East Institute, numerous colleges and high schools, and other institutions. Their photographs related to the refugee crisis have appeared in numerous magazines and online media. In addition to his advocacy work, Alexander actively participates in a wide range of disciplines, including STEM (with a focus on computer science and engineering) and a variety of performing arts. He has been awarded a Make Magazine Editors’ Choice award for designing a holographic prototype at World MakerFaire 2016. He was a member of the first-place team in the American Computer Science League and received Individual Recognition in the American Computer Science League All-Star Contest 2019. Alexander is a member of the International Thespian Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Varsity Water Polo Co-Captain. Alexander attends The Pennington School in Pennington, NJ where he is a Driscoll Scholar, Dean’s List and High Honors recipient.

Research Interests

Documentary photographer and independent advocate raising awareness of the Global Refugee Crisis through advocacy, art, journalism and research.