Wenjie Yang


Wenjie Yang is a photographer based in Shanghai where she was born and raised. In 2010, Wenjie graduated from the International Center of Photography in New York City and received the Director's General Excellence Award. She holds a BFA as a Director from the Beijing Film Academy.

Wenjie comes to photography with a background in advertising and film production. Her recent personal photography projects include “A Room Of Her Own” in New York and Shanghai, documenting single women in their apartments exploring the complexity of an independent modern woman's life. “Last Summer” documents a disappearing way of life in China, the type of community in which she was raised. In addition to her photographic work, Wenjie engages in storytelling through multimedia platforms leveraging audio, video and still images.

Wenjie has received honors from organizations including Asian Women Photographers' Showcase (AWPS), Xu Xiaobing Photography Award, Lucie Foundation, International photography awards (IPA), National Geographic International Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum magazine's Photography Contest and Luceo Image Student Award.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, GQ, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Burn Magazine, China Photo Press, Elle Décor, Elle Men, City Pictorial amongst others, exhibited nationally and internationally.


International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Certificate, Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

Magnum Workshop, Oslo, Norway

Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China
BFA, Director.


Acer - Bailey's - Buick - Holiday Inn - Johnnie Walker - Nielsen - Saatchi & Saatchi Shanghai


The Bund - ELLE Décor - ELLE Men - Harper's Bazaar China - GQ China - Marie Claire China - National Geographic - The New York Times - The Telegraph Magazine - Travel+Leisure -


Daylight Photo Awards
Asian Women Photographers
LUCIE Foundation (finalist)
Xiaobing Xu Award
National Geographic Photo Contest
IPA (honorable mention)
ICP (Director's General Excellent Award)
Luceo Images Award


2013 Chiang Mai Documentary Festival
2012 China Phoenix Festival, Hunan
2012 Shanghai International Photo Festival
2011 Lianzhou International Photo Festival
2011 456 Gallery, New York
2011 Kunst.Licht Gallery, Shanghai
2010 Arario Gallery, New York
2010 ICP, New York