Photography in China shows the epic scale of the human population and more. In this post we wanted to feature some stunning photographers based out of China.
Whether it is street style, lifestyle, portraits, or landscape photography, this post covers some of the most talented and visually impressive photographers documenting the Chinese culture. Think we forgot one? Leave a comment below so we can check out their work!
1. Vivien Lui
Vivien is a street photography based out of Hong Kong, China. She is currently working with Studio Unit, an architecture, interior design, and photography studio that is aiming to impact and craft the world.
2. Edward KB
Edward KB is a travel and lifestyle photographer based out of Hong Kong. Working with brands such as Leica, Nike, and Volkswagen, he is always up for the challenge of applying his style to a commercial campaign.
3. Elaine Li
Based in China, but open to traveling the world, Elaine Li is photographer, creative director, and much more. With one main goal to create high quality work, she continues to strive for greatness.
4. Tao Lui
Tao is a young photographer based out of China who became a photography sensation almost overnight in 2014 from his witty images that play on contemporary issues in China.
5. Fan Ho
Fan Ho is a recognized Chinese photographer, who has sadly passed recently. He has won over 300 awards for his international exhibitions and competitions and will forever be remembered for his photography.
6. Chen Jiagang
Chen is a world renown Chinese street photographer who has been in countless personal and group exhibitions for his photography work. Receiving awards including the 20th and 21st China Photographic Exhibition Awards and many more, Chen’s photography spreads throughout the world.
7. Lin Zhipeng
Zhipeng is a conceptual and outlandish photographer based out of the Southeast providence of China, Guangdong. Lin captures moments in time including humans, cities, and the life around him from interesting angles and viewpoints.
8. Michael Wolf
Known for shooting the raw population density of Hong Kong, Michael Wolf is a documentation and lifestyle photographer capturing the life and history of Chinese culture.
Sean Gallagher is a British photographer and filmmaker based out of Asia for the past decade and has been located in Beijing, China for the recent past. Gallagher captures intense photos of the life and culture of Asia and portrays the culture’s emotions through his photography.
10. Chen Man
Chen Man is a Beijing-based photographer known for capturing raw emotion and candid lifestyle. Chen recently took a photo of Rihanna at a New York fashion event where Rihanna had later posted onto her Instagram saying, “Chen Man is the ‘coolest’ photographer” with a unique style and a stunning eye.
11. Hou Bo
Hou Bo (along with husband and photographer, Xu Xiaobing) were the official photographer’s of Mao Zedong, the 1st Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Capturing Zedong in candid, daily moments as well as photographing many key points throughout his time in office.
12. Wing Shya
Wing Shya is a film art, and fashion photographer working with directors such as Wong Kar-Wai and many more. Now focusing mainly on film making, but still an outstanding photographer, Wing Shya, is a skilled creative who knows how to bring his thoughts to life.
These are only a few of our favorite photographers based out of China. For more on our favorite photographers throughout the world in various industries, check out some of our other articles including “17 Fashion Photographers to Follow on Instagram“, “Incredible Food Photographers from Around the World“, and “19 Cool Street Photographers to Follow on Instagram“.