Artist: Wang Jianjun
Size: 60 x 60 cm
Material: Giclee Print
Donated by Wang Jianjun and Hasselblad
Wang Jianjun was a colonel in the army for 25 years working in the west of China before switching to photography less than 10 years ago. Today he is ranked one of the ten most famous photographers in China and has been awarded the Chinese Photographers Association’s “China Photography Golden Award”. Wang Jianjun has travelled widely in China and concentrates on landscape photography, mainly in the western regions including Tibet, Sichuan, Yunan and Gansu provinces.
He began as an amateur photographer in the 1970s. At that time, Wang JianJun was most fascinated with the technical aspects of how cameras functioned.
Eventually, however, he discovered that with cameras can be used to create images through which to express one’s emotions.
Wang JianJun was a colonel in the Chinese army for 25 years and traveled a great deal in connection with his work. He often had his camera with him and began to take photographs of the fantastic Chinese landscapes through which he traveled. Many of his images are from Tibet, Sichuan, Yunan, and Gansu provinces.
He has now worked as a professional assignment photographer for several years, but devotes half of his time to his own projects.
His clients include publishers, website producers, advertising agencies, and film and camera manufacturers.
His own projects include several photo books. He just recently finished work on a book entitled "Western Sceneries", but he has already begun work on two new books. "Kan Ding", the name of a place in China, and "Diary of Hasselblad Photography", a book about his work with Hasselblad cameras. He is also outlining a third book. It will be entitled "Namu" and is based on images from Mount Everest. Now he has published two more albums, "Scenery of China Tibet" and "The Eternal Memory".
Wang JianJun’s Hasselblad equipment consists of a Hasselblad 202FA, a 501CM, and a Hasselblad XPan, now he is using a Hasselblad H4D50 DSLR.
”I take inspirationa and knowledge from both new and established photographers. I also try to listen to those who look at my photos. I have much to learn from them.”
Now Wang Jianjun is the vice chairman of Sichuan Photographers Association.
Wang Jianjun was a 2003 Hasselblad Master.