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Xiangyu Long is a Chinese Tibetan photographer based in Chengdu and London. He earned his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Zhejiang University before moving to Zambia and Tanzania, where he spent five years working as an administration adviser in the corporate sector. In 2016, he relocated to Spain to study Photography at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. Three years later, in 2019, he received a scholarship from Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts for advanced studies in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. Currently, he is working towards a Master's degree in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Xiangyu's work centres on examining the impact of globalisation and digitalisation on individuals' perception of labor, personhood, and collective selves. Furthermore, he delves into how territorial and cyberspatial boundaries shape these perceptions, exploring of the intersections between physical spaces and digital realms in defining human experience. He has received awards that include Picture of The Year Asia, Open Door Photo Prize,  as well as the Prince Claus Seed Award, and his work has been published by Repubblica, Fotocult and Monthly Photography. 

Awards / Grants

2022   Prince Claus Seed Award, 100 global emerging artist and cultural practitioner 

2022   Pictures of the Year Asia, Issue Reporting Picture Story, First Place

2022   Open Door Photo Prize, Judge’s Pick

2022   Word Report Award, Master Award, Shortlisted

2021    Hellerau Photography Award, Shortlisted 



2023   Fotografia Calabria Festival, San Lucido, Italy

2022   Festival Della Fotografia Etica, Lodi, Italy

2022   Open Door Photo Prize Exhibition, London, UK

2022   Picture of the Year Asia, Seoul, Korea

2022   Helllerau Photography Festival, Dresden, Germany

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