Yan Cong

Photographer
  
The Real Man Club
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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The Real Man Club
Credits: yan cong
Date of Work: 12/15/18 - 12/16/18
Updated: 08/15/19
Location: Beijing
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Tang Haiyan founded the Real Man Training Club to combat what he and others in China see as a masculinity crisis. On a cold winter day, I went on assignment for The LA Times to photograph a shirtless run organized by the Real Man Training Club. The youngest participant was only 7.
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The People behind Automation

By Yan Cong — From iPhone’s Face ID to Deep Fake, AI technologies are so closely connected with imagery, yet too abstract to photograph. When I visited data..
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The Hanfu Revival

By Yan Cong — Hanfu, a retro-style dress that the Han majority wore before Qing Dynasty (1644). In the past few years, China has seen a growing movement to revive..
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Singles

By Yan Cong — A series of single images
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The Price of Happiness [Multimedia]

By Yan Cong — When Buntha left Cambodia to marry a Chinese man, she did so for money, not for love. Thirty-two years old at the time, and never married, she had..
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A Cambodian Bride in China

By Yan Cong — Three years ago, when Sophorn arrived in China, not knowing the country, the language or the culture, she knew the face of the Chinese man she was..
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If China Builds It, Will the Arab World Come?

By Yan Cong — An assignment for a news analysis on ChinaFile on the development of cultural tourism in Ningxia, the only Hui Muslim autonomous region in China,..
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The Military Parade

By Yan Cong — For the first time in 70 years, China decided to celebrate the victory of WWII with a military parade. During the run-up to the event, Beijing got..
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Underground

By Yan Cong — Feb 2014
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Sunset Park Dreaming (Ongoing)

By Yan Cong — Work in progress: Aug 2014 – Now A Puerto Rican American family's life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and the coming of age story of the..
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Navigating Elopement

By Yan Cong — For Children with autism, "elopement" refers to the behavior of wandering off from a safe environment. A recent study found that almost half of the..
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"Lite Feet" on the train

By Yan Cong — "Lite Feet" is a genre of dance originated in Harlem. A group of 15 Lite Feet dancers, mainly black young men at the age of 17 to early 20s, from..
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