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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

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