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 visuals editor, whose work focuses on how photography and videography shapes culture and society. He specializes in visual experiences—content, community—connecting creators with new audiences, and us with each other. He is the grantee of Pulitzer Center, Overseas Press Club Foundation and National Arts Fund. He is a former staff member at Magnum Photos in NYC, Photo Assignment Editor at New York Post, Photo Editor at Daily Mail. His clients include National Geographic, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Vice, ESPN , Visio Productions and many others. He is the jury board member for the Siena International Photo Awards and World Water Day Photo Contest.
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
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
Selected as a Canon winner and listed on
PhotoServe by PDN, NYC, US, 2013