Wenjie Yang
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Artist Statement

Wenjie Yang is a photographer based in Shanghai where she was born and raised. In 2010, Wenjie graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York City and received the Director's General Excellence Award. She holds a BFA as a Director from the Beijing Film Academy.

Wenjie comes to photography with a background in advertising and film production. Her recent personal photography projects include “A Room Of Her Own” in New York and Shanghai, documenting single women in their apartments exploring the complexity of an independent modern woman's life. “Last Summer” documents a disappearing way of life in China, the type of community in which she was raised. In addition to her photographic work, Wenjie engages in storytelling through multimedia platforms leveraging audio, video and still images.

Wenjie has received honors from organizations including Asian Women Photographers' Showcase (AWPS), Xu Xiaobing Photography Award, Lucie Foundation, International photography awards (IPA), National Geographic International Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum magazine's Photography Contest and Luceo Image Student Award.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, GQ, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Burn Magazine, China Photo Press, Elle Décor, Elle Men, City Pictorial amongst others, exhibited nationally and internationally.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2010Low City
Works & History
2013 Chiang Mai Documentary Festival
2012 China Phoenix Festival, Hunan
2012 Shanghai International Photo Festival
2011 Lianzhou International Photo Festival
2011 456 Gallery, New York
2011 Kunst.Licht Gallery, Shanghai
2010 Arario Gallery, New York
2010 ICP, New York