Huang Jian Feng is a Chinese photographer and visual artist based in Beijing. He is best known for his work in documentary photography, which often focuses on the lives of people living in rural areas of China.
Born in Beijing in 1975, Huang Jian Feng began his career as a photographer at the age of 18. After graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, he worked as a freelance photographer for various magazines and newspapers. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Chinese Contemporary Photography Award for his series “The People’s Republic of China”.
Since then, Huang Jian Feng has continued to explore the lives of people living in rural areas of China through his photography. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications such as Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Guardian. He has also been awarded numerous awards including the Chinese Contemporary Photography Award (2003), the International Photography Award (2006), and the Prix Pictet (2009).
Huang Jian Feng’s work is characterized by its focus on everyday life and its ability to capture moments that are often overlooked or forgotten. His photographs are both intimate and powerful, providing viewers with an insight into life in rural China that is rarely seen elsewhere.