Lu Yanpeng is a Chinese photographer, born in 1984 in the Fujan province in southern China. He lives and works in Beijing.
He graduated from the Art Institute of Fujian University in 2005.
Lu Yanpeng sees the world through a photographic lens. He photographs classical Chinese beauties, celebrated in countless scroll paintings throughout the ages, using traditional technique to create images. He creates works related to the memory of China, bordering on the real and the unreal. Lu Yanpeng’s monochrome work creates a bridge between the art forms of painting and photography. In his exhibition “La nuit d’Orient” in Paris in 2015, Lu Yanpeng proposed a journey through the magical nights of contemporary China.
The artist was awarded the Pingyao International Photography Festival 2011 for his series “Open Air”.
For this series, the artist made sepia shots of old Beijing roofs, trees, goats and birds, which look like they are made not of shadows but of solidified smoke. Lu Yanpeng was also nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award in 2011. He won the Top Award at the Pingyao International Photography Festival as best photographer for his work “Open Air”, making him the youngest artist to receive this award.