It is with a heavy heart that we write to you this evening regarding the passing of fellow Penn Lens member, Aran Rana.
A kind, thoughtful, and wholesome person, Aran brought brightness to all the lives he touched. As a passionate photographer, he sought to capture the world in unique ways, shedding a powerful and revealing light onto our world. But perhaps more importantly, Aran’s photographic work uncovered the ephemeral moments that bring us together. The winning photograph he submitted last year to our showcase was a small testament to the legacy he left behind. Just like Aran, his photographs conveyed warmth and dynamism, reminding us of our common humanity.
During this difficult time, please know that the PennLens community and its members will always be here for you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Penn is keeping a book for community members to write thoughts, memories, or well wishes. The book will be sent to Aran’s home in Hong Kong. To write a message, contact Lindsay Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her office at 3611 Locust Walk.