Zheng Weihan

In some ways, Zheng Weihan is like many revolutionary photographers from the 1950s through the 1970s. They interpreted staged pictures as the truth. Zheng was somewhat different, in that his own creative ideas were embedded deep within the ideology of the Cultural Revolution. Zheng lost himself in the fervor of the time, but this "loss" gives his images a very contemporary intensity.

Scenes From the Past


Medium:  Inkjet print
Dimensions:  (1) 90 × 90 cm (2) 45 × 45 cm
Edition:  (1) 15 (2) 15



Artist's Bio

Zheng Weihan (1937 - 2016)

1956 Joined the People's Liberation Army and became a Political Department photographer
1978 Served as photography editor for the Jilin People's Publishing House

Solo Exhibitions:
2008 "Scenes from the Past," Inter Art Center / Gallery, Beijing, China

Group Exhibitions:
2014 "Performance and Imagination: Chinese Photography 1911-2014," Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger, Norway