Yangkun Shi was born in Zhoukou, Henan province, China. He graduated from University of the Arts London with a master degree in MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. Now, he is woking as a photographer in Shanghai, China. 

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 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


2018 Social Geography:Ten Journeys with a Camera, Shanghai Center of Photography, China

2018 Triangulate, Dunedin Fine Art Center, US

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   Invisible Edge, Ugly Duck, London, UK

2016   Aotu Gallery, Beijing, China

2016   De classified, Well Gallery, London, UK


2018  PHMuseum, Exploring Memories and Seeking Identities 

2017  South China Morning Post,  Photographer misses his home – especially when he’s there

2017   TIME, Nine Chinese Photographers You Need to Follow

2017   Feature Shoot, Photographer Captures Feeling of Homesickness in China 

2017   GUP Solastalgia

2017   PDN Emerging photographer

2017   PDNedu Solastalgia