YE FAN (Chinese, b.1986) After earning a degree in Marketing from Pepperdine University in 2010, Fan began working in the live entertainment industry in Asia, overseeing regional sponsorship for tours including the Rolling Stones, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Sir Elton John, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars among others.
In 2016, Fan relocated to New York City, where she studied photography at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts then led to an internship with Annie Leibovitz that summer. Fan was named one of the new generation Chinese photographers by Artsy.net for her project on Chinese modern femininity and her work has since been featured in VOGUE Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, Artsy.com, LEICA LFI, LensCulture.com, PEOPLE Magazine, Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung in Germany and others. Fan’s work was also included in “About Us: Young Photography from China” which will be published by Hirmer Verlag spring 2021.
Fan’s portrait work has been recognized with awards including Photo Chronicles and Julia Margaret Cameron Honorable Mention; and her landscape series “Noir” was awarded Face of the Earth by Life Framer. In May 2018, she held her first solo show, “Letters to PRC,” at 7s Art in New York and was part of the group show “Future Forward” with International Center of Photography the following year. Fan graduated from the International Center of Photography Photojournalism and Creative Practice Program in 2018. Fan works and lives in New York as a photographer, a producer for Harper’s Bazaar China and a contributor to VOGUE Italia.