About the Chinese photographer, Xiao ZHANG (b. 1981, in Yantai)

Xiao ZHANG (simplified Chinese: 张晓; traditional Chinese: 張曉) graduated in architecture from Yantai University in 2005. From 2006 to 2009, he worked in Chongqing as a photographer for the Chongqing Morning Post (重庆晨报). From the start, he carried two cameras: one for work, and a cheap medium format camera for personal use. He has been inspired by the photo works of Diane ARBUS, Alec SOTH as well as Boris MIKHAILOV. For some of his series he used a Holga camera.He has published some photo volumes which are mostly out of print.

Photo books by Xiao ZHANG

'Zhang Xiao 1' (2010); 'Zhang Xiao 2' (2010); 'Coastline' (2011, 2014); 'They (2012); 'They. Zine Collection 11' (2014); 'Shanxi' (2013); 'Unfamiliar Familiarities. Outside Views on Switzerland' (2017)

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SC, 15 x 21 cm., color ills. + signed picture, Ltd. to 250 copies
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HC (without dust jacket, as issued), 22 x 28,5 cm., 192 pp. +16 fold outs, 118 color ills., Chinese/English, Lt.d to 600 numbered copies
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  • 2009: 'Envelope', Lianzhou International Photography Festival (Guangdong, China); 'They', Pingyao International Photography Festival (Pingyao, Shanxi, China); 'Coastline', Format International Photography Festival (Derby, England)
    2010: GIM, Galerie im Medienhaven (Bremen); 'She Huo = 社火'. MIO Photo Award (Osaka)
    2011: 'Coastline', Prix HSBC pour la Photographie; Galerie le Réverbère (Lyon); Galerie Baudoin Lebon (Paris); Galerie L'Arsenal (Metz); Maison de la Photographie (Lille)
    2013: 'They'. Blind Spot Gallery (Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong); 'Shanxi', Pékin Fine Arts (Aberdeen, Hong Kong, Beijing)
    2014: 'Coastline' (海岸線), Zen Foto Gallery (Roppongi, Tokyo) & Singapore International Photography Festival (Singapore)
  • 2009: Houdengke Documentary Photography Award,
    2010: Three Shadows Photography Award; Southern Documentary Photography Award (China); Photography Talent Award (France);    Finalist, MIO Photo Award (Japan)
    2011: Prix HSBC pour la Photographie