Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Wenjun Chen, born 1985 in Guangzhou, China. He was photo editor and photographer in magazines before, and now he is a freelance photographer and co founder of Me and Me Photo Studio, currently based in Guangzhou, China.
His works focus on the relationship between individual situation and the social, cultural environment, and the communication between them.
His works were the finalists of the Dummy Award Kassel 2016 and the 8th Three Shadow Photography Award 2016, they also received the Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Awards 2016, the XITEK EOS New Talent Award 2015 and Xu Xiaobing Photography Exhibition Outstanding Works of Art 2010. His works got exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Japan, UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Denmark and Slovakia. He had held self-publishing book workshops, talk and curatorial in China.
2016 - Xitek EOS New Talent 2015 Award, 2016 - Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist., 2016 - Dummy Award Kassel 2016, Finalist. , 2016 - Taipei Photo Emerging Talent Awards 2016
- Still life
Me and Me
Me and Me documented a story of growth through life and creation between a couple of artists - Wenjun Chen and Yanmei Jiang. Meeting each other from 2007, we started to record each one's daily life unconsciously, treating the other one as a model in a photographic experiment. It came to a turning point in 2014, we tried to make a change in our life and work. We tended to shoot each other, self-portrait and group photo consciously, exploring and understanding ourselves in this relationship. That was how Me and Me started and also it was just a start. The project compiled the stories between us from 2007 to 2014, and also involved the experimental part of self-exploration and interpersonal relationship from 2014 to 2015.
These photos were taken after the closing ceremony of Guangzhou Asian Games 2010. This place was opposite to where the opening and closing ceremony held, separated by the Pearl River. Many people came here to watch lights, even there was a fence. But soon, people ignored that and tried to have fun by themselves. After that, I stopped taking photos and tried to integrate into that ambience. One year later, this place has already turned back to its original, and I try to make out the ambience once I felt with photos I have taken.