Dora Duan is an award winning fine art photographer. She grew up in China, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Duan started her career in California as a software engineer. During the time she worked in San Francisco, her office was across the street of Academy of Art University campus, she often dreamed about taking the adventure to art school someday, as her passion in photography traces back to her childhood. Duan started a photography studio in 2012, and then pursued a MFA degree at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. 


Duan’s fine art work emphasizes the emotional content within her and creates photographs that share her personal experience on a psychological level. Her work evokes emotional connections with her viewers by using minimal visual elements and aesthetic aspects. 

Dora Duan welcomes commissions. It is such a pleasure to work with private individuals, art collectors and business corporates to have a unique piece of artwork.