About Ronghui


Ronghui Chen (b.1989) is a Chinese photographer and storyteller based in Shanghai, whose work focus on China’s urbanization in long term projects. He has devoted himself to the study the relationship between China’s urbanization and individual’s experiences. Known for his specific interest in these social issues, he had published his first collection of photographs named Chen Ronghui, which is one of the book among China’s Contemporary Photography Catalog. His projects have brought him many awards, including World Press Photo prize, Three Shadows Photography Award & AlPA special prize and Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award. Outside of his own professional practice, Chen also acts as the head of the visual department in Sixth Tone, which is a Shanghai local English-language digital publication.

Age 30
Nationality Chinese
Born in China
Based in Shanghai, China
Languages spoken Chinese (Mandarin)
Specialisations Portrait, Landscape, Contemporary Issues

Current Location: China



  • 1st place, PDN storyteller
  • Winner, 10th Three Shadows Photography Award & AlPA prize
  • Nominee, Foam Paul Huf Award, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
  • Emerging Talent Awards 2018, Juror's Pick


  • Winner, 6th Hou Dengke Documentary Photography Award


  • 2nd Prize, 58th World Press Photo




CHEN RONGHUI (China’s Contemporary Photography Catalog)