Born 1971 in Chengdu (Sichuan), Feng Li, a graduate of Chinese medicine, practices photography both as a civil servant for the provincial Department of Communication and as an independent. In fact, he constantly gravitates between official imagery and his personal work, which is at complete odds with the propaganda he's crafting for a living. The photos of Feng Li are like a series of fortuitous encounters with an unlikely cast of reality. Since 2005, may he be photographing a sedative congress or moving freely into the weekend crowd, Feng Li constantly nourishes his single, unique and plethoric series White Night.
In 2017, Feng Li’s works were exhibited for the frst time outside of China
in a Paris gallery, his book White Night
published by Jiazazhi was
selected in the Aperture × Photo Book
Awards and he won the Jimei × Arles
Discovery Award, which subsequently
led to an exhibition of White Night in
Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018.
His past exhibitions and awards include: White Night, Solo Exhibition at Nanjing Art Institute (2016), Snack at Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Our Future at Beijing Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing Photo Biennial (2015), Chongqing Changjiang International Photography and Video Biennale (2015), Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China (2015), Jinan International Photography Biennale Best Photographer Award, the 8th Lianzhou International Photography Festival jury award (2012).