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 About Jian 

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I am eager to explore our world and culture through a pair of cold eyes and to experience our lives with a warm heart and unceasing footstepts.


Jian is an award-winning photographer, videographer, and visual editor, focusing on how editorial photography and videography shape culture and society. He is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Overseas Press Club Foundation, and National Arts Fund. In the office, he is a former Photo Producer at Magnum Photos, Photo Assignment Editor at New York Post, and Photo Editor at Daily Mail. His clients include National Geographic, Bloomberg, Vice, ESPN, Visio Productions, Avant Arte, and many others. He is the juror for the Siena International Photo Awards(Italy) and World Water Day Photo Contest on climate change(Italy). 

National Geographic, Traveler Photo Contest, Photo of the Day (May 9th, 2014)

6th Edition of the Pollux Awards/WPGA, Humanitarian category.  2014


6th Edition of the Pollux Awards/WPGA, People category

ONWARD Compé ‘14, 2014


AI-AP 30 ( American Photography 30 ), The AI-AP Archive, 2014


Communication Arts, Photography Annual 55, 2014


PhotoWorld 2014, Breaking Photography/NYPH, Documentary category, the Dumbo Arts Festival.


7th Annual Photography Masters Cup(Color Awards), 2014


PX3 Prix De La Photographie, Paris,  Press, feature story, 2014

International Photography Awards (ipa), Editorial: Photo Story And Feature Story & Deeper Perspective, 2013


 The New York Photo Awards 2013, Documentary Category, the Dumbo Arts Festival


PDN - World in Focus, 2013


Canon/ Pixma, Professional, 2013


8th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Photojournalism Category, 2013


Black and White Photo Contest 2013, " I shot it "


33rd Annual Spring Photography, Photographer's Forum Magazine

3rd International Biennial of Documentary and Fine Art Photography
Municipal Museum, Malaga, Spain, 2014

ONWARD Compé ‘14, Summit.  
1305 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, US, 2014

The Royal Photographic Society - International Print traveling Exhibition 157
Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich SE 18 4DX, London, UK, 2014

PhotoWorld 2014, Breaking Photography/NYPH
the POWERHOUSE Arena, the Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY11201, US, 2014

See|Exhibition Space.  Digital Exhibition

26-19 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, New York, NY 11101, US, 2014

World Affairs Council.  Global Visions 2013 (Permanent Collection)

312 Sutter Street, Suit 200, San Francisco, CA, US


Mezzanine gallery, POWERHOUSE Arena, DUMBO Arts Festival

20 Jay Street, Suit M01, Brooklyn, New York  City  11201 NY, US, 2013


PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo, World in Focus Gallery

New York City, NY, US, 2013


"IN THE ZONE" 1650 Gallery  -

1650 Echo Park Ave. Echo Park, Los Angeles 90026, CA, US, 2013

Academy of Art University Spring Show , The Palace of Fine Art, 3601 Lyon Street,

San Francisco, CA, US, 2013


Academy of Art University Spring Show , The Cannery, 2801 Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, CA, US, 2012

Achievements (part)

Jury member for the World Water Day


Photo Contest 2020, Italy.



China National Arts Fund, 2019, China.



Jury member for the Siena International


Photo Awards 2018, Siena, Italy. 


Scholarship shortlisted by Cortona on


The Move, Italy, 2017.


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting


Grantee, Washington D.C. US. 2016.



Awarded by Overseas Press Club


Foundation Scholarship(Roy Rowan


Fellow), Yale Club, New York City, US,



Nominated by World Press Photo Joop


Swart Masterclass, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014. 



Shortlisted on The Royal Photographic


Society, RPS International 157, UK,


Portfolio had been selected for Magnum


Photos AGM 66th (Annual General


Meeting) review in London, UK, June


28th, 2013. IdeasTap. 

Eddie Adams XXVI


Workshop, Jeffersonville, New York, US,




Shortlisted on APA/Lucie Foundation


scholarship(Pro), 11th Annual Lucie


Awards-NYC, 2013.

Selected as a Canon winner and listed on


PhotoServe by PDN, NYC, US, 2013


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