Eric Hian-Cheong holds a B.A. in Public Communication (with minors in Graphic Design and French) and an M.A. in Strategic Communication from The American University (AU) in Washington, DC. After an internship with Ogilvy PR and a yearlong Graduate Fellowship at Outreach Strategies (both public relations firms in DC), Eric started working for Sage Communications in McLean, VA, a firm specializing in “tech” industry PR, advertising and marketing, especially in the business-to- business and business-to- government areas.
Eric is passionate about tech, science advocacy, environmental protection, wildlife conservation, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. In his free time, Eric can be found in a rock-climbing gym or on a trail in Shenandoah National Park, often with a camera dangling from his neck.
After growing up in Minnesota, Connecticut and France, Eric graduated from the American School of Paris (ASP) in 2009. His enthusiasm for photography started in high school and continued through university as he worked as a photographer, a photo editor and the editor-in-chief of AU’s yearbook, The Talon, where he also did publication layout and graphic design work for the book.
Eric’s freelance photography and graphic design clients have included the American School of Paris (ASP), the Katzen Arts Center, Outreach Strategies, Alpha Phi Omega, and “Le Bon Café;” some of his work is on display in the café, on Capitol Hill, at 210 2 nd St. SE, Washington, DC. Eric’s photos also feature in souvenir booklets produced by PWC for their company events in Paris.
Eric moonlights for “second shooter” assignments for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs. He enjoys photographing theatre performances, concerts, dinners and other celebrations.
Continually developing his photography and digital image-making skills, Eric participated in the 2014 “Classroom in the Wild” experience in Chesapeake Bay with the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, through AU, making a video on the wildlife in the Chesapeake region. As an alumni guest artist, Eric has mounted a one-man show at ASP, featuring low-light shooting without flash and capturing movement.
Eric’s photos are for sale. He also donates framed works to fundraisers for charitable organizations in his community, including ASP, the American Women’s Group in Paris (AWG), and AAWE. View his work at: www.erichcphoto.com Contact Eric for freelance projects at: [email protected]