Born in August 1940, Dalian, family origin from Rongcheng, Shandong.

July 1963: graduated from Changchun Film Institute Photography Department, entered the Heilongjiang Daily and worked as a reporter for 20 years, then enrolled at the Photography Department of the National Police Academy University in Beijing and taught journalism for 15 years. During the Cultural Revolution decade he photographed and safeguarded nearly 100,000 photos as historical document.

In December 1987, the series of Cultural Revolution photography, titled “Let history tell the future”, won the “Arduous Process” News Photo Award which was then the highest award in national photography open competition.

In October 1996, invited by the Harvard University Fairbank Center for East Asia to give lectures, he took up residence in New York. He has been since giving lectures at Princeton, University of California-Berkeley, New York University, and top academic venues in Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, London, Mexico City, Rotterdam, and others in the USA.

In June 2003, the French Ministry of Culture organized a major 3-month exhibition: “Li Zhensheng: a photographer in the Cultural Revolution” after the premiere in Paris in the Museum of Patrimoine Photographique - Hotel de Sully, the exhibition has since been touring Europe and North America.

In June 2003, Phaidon first published Red-Color News Soldier in French, and subsequently in five other lanuages: English, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

In July 2003, Henri Cartier-Bresson the world’s master of photography took notice of the book “Red-Color News Soldier” (French title “Le Petit Livre Rouge d’un Photographe Chinois”), invited the author Li Zhensheng to visit him, and exceptionally accepted to pose for a picture with Li.

In January 2004, Red-Color News Soldier is named “A Book of the Year” by American Photo magazine, and won the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America. It has been chosen as a contemporary history textbook in many universities in the United States.

In May 2005, Li Zhensheng was named one of the “54 World Press Photo Masters” and on the list of the “50 most influential Chinese”.

In July 2006 the Oxford Encyclopedia added the “Li Zhensheng” entry, first time that the Encyclopedia entered the name of a Chinese photographer. In September 2007, the Pingyao International Photo Festival held a Li Zhensheng retrospective exhibition?? jointly with “The Americans” by master photographer Robert Frank.

>International Tour of the Red Color New Soldier Exhibition
2012: Museum of Ethnography, Budapest, Hungary (March-May)
2010: Kansas City Public Library, Kansas Missouri USA
2009: Centro Potuges de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
2008: Festival Pericopio, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2007: California Museum of Photography, University of California-Riverside, USA
2006 Sept-Oct:? Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
2006 Mar-June: Museum of Outdoor Arts, University of Denver /Asian Arts Coordinating Council, Colorado, USA
2006 April: Fairbank Center, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA
2005 Aug-Dec: University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism’s Center for Photography, California USA
2006-2007: Mexico Tour organized by Berlin 212, four exhibitions were held in Mexico: MUCA Fotoseptiembre Biennal, Mexico City; Fototeca de Centro de Los Artes? (Monterrey); Fototeca de Veracruz (Veracruz); Museo de Arte de Zapopan (Guadalajara).
2004-2005 Spain: six exhibition tour sponsored by the Foundation La Caixa, held in: Centro Social i Cultural de la Fundacio La Caixa, Biennal di Tarragon;? Casa de los Morlanes (Zaragoza); Pazzo Municipal de Exposicions Kiosco Alfonso (A Coruna); Caixa Forum (Barcelona); Casa Diaz Cassou (Murcia); Sala di Exposiciones de Alameda (Malaga).???
2004-2005 European Tour: Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy; City Hall, Brussels, Belgium; Photographers’s Gallery, London UK; Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; C/O Berlin, Berlin Germany.
2003 June-September: Musée du Patrimoine Photographique, Hotel de Sully, Paris France.

 

 

1940年08月 生于辽宁大连,祖籍山东荣成。

1963年07月 毕业于长春电影学院摄影系,先在黑龙江日报社做记者20年,后调到北京在国际政治学院(后更名中国人民警官大学)新闻系执教15年。文化大革命十年间拍摄并保存了近10万张历史见证照片。

1987年12月 文革组照以《让历史告诉未来》为题,荣获“艰巨历程”全国摄影公开赛最高奖——“系列新闻照片大奖”。

1996年10月 应哈佛大学费正清东亚研究中心邀请赴美访问讲学,旅居纽约。先后应邀在普林斯顿、纽约大学、伦敦大学、柏林大学、加大柏克利分校、荷兰皇家艺术学院、墨西哥大学等国际名校作演讲。

2003年06月 法国文化部主办题为《李振盛:一位中国摄影家在文化大革命中》环球摄影展览,在巴黎摄影历史博物馆首展三个多月(109天)后陆续在世界各国巡展,预约展期长达10年。

2003年06月 英国菲登(Phaidon)出版社用英文、法文、德文、意大利文、西班牙文、日文等6种文字出版李振盛的摄影集《红色新闻兵——一位中国摄影家在文化大革命中的心路历程》。

2003年07月 国际摄影泰斗亨利?卡蒂埃-布勒松读过《红色新闻兵》(法文版书名为《一位中国摄影家的小红书》)盛情邀请作者李振盛与他会面,并破例请李振盛为他拍照并合影。

2004年01月 《红色新闻兵》被《美国摄影》杂志评为“世界最佳摄影画册”,并名列纪实类画册之首;同年荣获美国海外记者俱乐部“最佳摄影报道奖”;《红色新闻兵》被美国多所大学相关专业选作教科书。

2005年05月 李振盛被国际媒体评为自1855年以来150年间“世界54位新闻摄影大师”之一,与亨利?卡蒂埃-布勒松、罗伯特?卡帕等众多国际大师的作品并列编入画册。据悉在亚洲仅有中国和印度的两名摄影师入选。

2006年07月 英国牛津大百科出版社出版的《牛津摄影指南》单独列入“Li Zhensheng”词条,这是牛津大百科首次单列中国摄影家的个人词条。同年9月,李振盛入选“影响世界未来50华人榜”。

2007年09月 中国?平遥国际摄影大展举办“中国摄影家李振盛与国际摄影大师罗伯特?弗兰克摄影作品联展”。

2008年08月 西班牙维多利亚摄影节举办“中国摄影家李振盛与伟大战地摄影师罗伯特?卡帕纪实摄影作品联展”。

十年来,由前国务院副总理兼国防部长张爱萍将军题字的《让历史告诉未来》环球摄影展览,已在40多个国家/城市巡回展出,巴黎、伦敦、巴塞罗那三地观众数均超过10万人,国际观众总数累计达200万人。

LI ZHENSHENG  李振盛
       
 
             
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