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
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 Feature Shoot, Photographer Captures Feeling of Homesickness in China
2017 GUP Solastalgia
2017 PDNedu Solastalgia