Xiangyu Long is a Chinese photographer based in Chengdu and Shanghai. Xiangyu studied Chemical Engineering at the Zhejiang University. Upon graduation, he moved to Zambia and Tanzania, where he worked for 5 years as administration adviser in the corporate field. In 2016, he moved to Spain and pursued Photography at L’Institut d’Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. In 2019, he was awarded a scholarship by the Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts to further his studies in Documentary Photography. Presently, he is pursuing a Master's degree in Social Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science.
Xiangyu's research primarily centres on investigating the influence of globalization and digitalization on individuals' perceptions of both individual and collective selves. Additionally, he explores the territorial and cyberspatial boundaries that demarcate these perceptions. 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