Born 1990, Hangzhou, China. Lives and works in New York.
Cao Mengwen is a photographer, videographer and multimedia producer currently based in New York. After receiving her Masters degree in Education Technology at the University of Texas in Austin in 2012, she worked as a multimedia journalist and covered various topics from education and music to politics and human-interest stories. In 2017, she graduated from the Documentary Practice, Visual Journalism and New Media Narratives program at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her works have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, Mashable, Sina, 163, Tencent etc. She participated in exhibitions at Lianzhou Foto and New York Open Show. Her works investigate the questions of race, gender and cultural identity.