Lu Guang, freelance photographer, winner of Chinese National Art Photography Award, winner of 2004 World Press Photo. Started photography in 1980, considers photography as his second life. Worked in factories and companies before setting up his own photo agency ( Studied photography at Tsinghua University’s Central Academy of Fine Arts. Specializing in social documentary photography, Lu Guang mainly focuses on issues such as: gold rush in West China, drug addicts, small coal mines, AIDS villages, Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, the Qinghai-Tibet railway construction, SARS, schistosomiasis disease, how the Olympic Games changed China, and pollution in China. The WPP winning series "AIDS villages" participated in the Cultural Year of China in France, and the " Drug addicts in the Golden Triangle," participated in the 2004 Perpignan’s VISA Festival of Photojournalism. In 2005 Lu was invited by the U.S. State Department to spend 5 months in States. Winner in 2008 of the German Henri Nannen Photography Award; and winner of the 2009 W. Eugene Smith Grant for Humanistic Photography.


Lu Guang