Yangkun Shi was born in 1991, Henan province, China.

He graduated from University of the Arts London with a master degree of Documentary Photography.

He is a visual practitioner based in Shanghai today.


2019 LensCulture Art Photography Awards, Finalist

2019 Magnum Foundation — PSJ Fellow

2019 PHMuseum 2019 Photography Grant, 2nd Prize

2017   PDN Emerging Photographer

2017   PDNedu Grand Prize 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, 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   De classified, Well Gallery, London, UK


2019 Arsty, 5 Photographers Capturing Chinese Youth Culture Today

2019 FishEye, Ces villages sont des capsules temporelles

2018 Sixth Tone, Inside the villages where China’s collectivist dream lives on

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