Yan Cong

Location: Beijing
Nationality: China
Biography: Yan Cong (b.1991) is an independent photographer based in Beijing, where she was born and raised. She focuses most of her long-term projects on women’s issues, rural China, and China’s relations with its neighbors.  In 2015, Yan was... read on
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yan cong
Aug 2, 2019
Location: beijing
I got a rare chance to photograph actress Fan Bingbing, who disappeared for four months last year in a tax scandal:

The Forbidden City has opened 50% to the public in the past few years. I spent a day in the former royal compound to illustrate this story: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/world/asia/beijing-forbidden-city-museum.html 

In the toxic 996 working culture (9 AM to 9 PM, 6 days a week), we visited a buddhist academy where the stressed out white-collars study Sanskrit to find their inner peace:

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