Zhang Kechun produces epic vistas that dwell on the significance of the landscape in modern Chinese national identity. Following from his celebrated series The Yellow River, the artist has continued to examine the effects of modernisation in China, allowing the rivers and other bodies of water in the country to provide his work’s organising structure.
Zhang Kechun was born in 1980 in Sichuan, China. He won the Discovery Award at Les Recontres d’Arles for The Yellow River in 2014. He won the National Geographic Picks Global Photo Contest in 1998 and was shortlisted at the World Photography Awards in 2013. He has been exhibited at Photoquai, Paris, the Beijing Photo Biennale and the Delhi Photo Festival, India.