Yan Cong

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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 14, 2019
Location: beijing
I got a rare chance to photograph actress Fan Bingbing, who disappeared for four months last year in a tax scandal:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/world/asia/fan-bingbing-comeback-scandal.html

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:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-a-workaholic-china-the-stressed-out-find-a-refuge-with-monks-and-sanskrit/2019/08/05/65f76b34-6049-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html
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