Jian Gao is an award-winning freelance photographer currently based in China and U.S. He is the Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting grantee (2016). Overseas Press Club Foundation scholar (2013), Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI alumni. World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass nominated in 2014.
In 2018, he is being invited working as one of the jury board members for the Sinea Internaitonal Photo Awards 2018. His work won numberous awards, such as the first place by PDN, Communication Arts. Lucie Foundation scholarship shortlisted in professional category. Jian's work has been published on many platforms, such as NatGeo, Doc!, Bloomberg Businessweek, Invisiable Photographer Asia, Rangefinder, American Photography 30, The Eye of Photogarphy, IPA, NYPH,etc.Professional working experiences:
From 2013-2017, he worked as Digital Editor at Magnum Photos, Photo Assignment Editor at The New York Post and Photo Editor at Daily Mai/Mail Online in New York.
In 2016, he was interviewed by Shutterbug Magazine on his professional practices together with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice and several VII Photo Agency photographers, such as Ron Haviv, Ed kashi, etc.