Yangkun Shi was born in Zhoukou, Henan province, China. He graduated from London College of Communication with a master degree in MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Before that, he studied in Anqing Normal University, majoring journalism. Now, he is working at the SixthTone as a photographer and video maker.
In 2017, he won the PDN Emerging Photographer competition, and won in the Fine Art Category of the PDNedu Student Photo Contest. In 2016, he won first prize in the UrbanPhotoFestOpen.
He has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the UK: from the Reclaim Photography Festival, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, to UrbanPhotoFest, Tate Modern, London. He has been featured in the South China Morning Post ("Photographer misses his home – especially when he’s there") and in TIME ("Nine Chinese Photographers You Need to Follow"), and many more publications.
2017 PDN Emerging Photographer, Winner
2017 PDNedu Student Photo Contest, Fine Art Category, Winner
2016 The UrbanPhotoFest Open, 1st Prize
2017 PhotoPlus Expo 2017, Javits Convention Center, New York City, US
2017 Reclaim Photography Festival, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK
2017 Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK
2016 UrbanPhotoFest, Tate Modern, London, UK
2016 Invisible Edge, Ugly Duck, London, UK
2016 Aotu Gallery, Beijing, China
2016 De classified, Well Gallery, London, UK
2017 South China Morning Post, Photographer misses his home – especially when he’s there
2017 Feature Shoot, Photographer Captures Feeling of Homesickness in China
2017 PDNedu Solastalgia