Yang Zhongzhen

In February 1976, Yang Zhongzhen established the Shanyin News Photography Public Display Window. 2006 marked the thirtieth anniversary of this ongoing project, in which he has exhibited 1444 editions of the newspaper. This well-loved local display is regarded as a social service, and it has so far presented 1,940 columns, 35,203 photographs, and 422,500 individual characters. These sign boards are an excellent historical reference, tracking the changes in this county over the last 30 years.

Public Images



Medium:  Inkjet print

Dimensions:  (1) 90 × 90 cm (2) 45 × 45 cm

Edition:  10

News Display

Medium:  Multi-media

Dimensions:  100 × 100 cm 

Edition:  1



Artist's Bio

Yang Zhongzhen (b. 1940, Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province, China)

1962 Graduated from the Shanxi Academy of Arts
1995 Named a council member of the Shanxi Photographers Association
1997 Joined the Chinese Photographers Association

Solo Exhibitions:
2009 "Public Photography," Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions:
2005 "Pingyao International Photography Festival: India Touring Exhibition," various cities, India

Publications and Awards:
2005 Yang Zhongzhen won the Outstanding Photographer award at the Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China
2008 Published Shanyin in Images: Forty Years of Yang Zhongzhen