He Yining (born 1986) is an independent writer and curator based in China. Yining is a graduate of the London College of Communication with an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. She also holds a BA degree in English Literature.

She works closely with museums, galleries, and other institutions in China and across Europe. Her current research focuses on the cultural identity and photography representation in England, contemporary Chinese landscape photography and contemporary photography publishing in China. Since 2010 she has been a regular contributor to many art and photography publications including Chinese Photography, Modern Weekly, Rayarts Center, Art World, ArtForum China among many others. She is also editor-in-chief of Coastline Series (China National Art Photography Publishing House) which addresses issues of photography education.

Yining initiated the Go East Project (www.goeastblog.com) in 2014, which aims at introducing contemporary Chinese photography to the West, supporting young talents to establish a local photography platform of an international scope, and exploring the infinite possibilities of photography. Yining is currently working with Brownie Art Photography as an art consultant since 2016.