Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Wenjun Chen, born 1985 in Guangzhou, China, is a freelance photographer and co founder of Me and Me Photo Studio currently based in Guangzhou, China.
He was photo editor and photographer in magazines before. His works have been published in the Tencent News, VICE China, Netease News, Sina News, Guangzhou Daily, Cityzine Magazine, Lens Magazine, New Weekly Magazine, People‘s Photography, Chinese Entrepreneur Magazine, Economic Weekly Magazine, Blog Weekly Magazine, CBN Weekly Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Portrait Magazine, 1626 Magazine, World Traveller Magaznie, China Photographers Association Web, South Reviews Magazine and other publications.
His photography work Me and Me received the XITEK EOS New Talent Award of 2015, and was exhibited at the 2015 XITEK New Talent Award Exhibition; it was also the finalist of the 8th Three Shadow Photography Award of 2016. The first edition dummy book of Me and Me is the finalist of Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition and was exhibited at Lianzhou Photography Festival of 2015. He had held self-publishing book workshop at Times Museum Community Art Festival and Fei Gallery.
2016 - Xitek EOS New Talent 2015 Award, 2016 - Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist., 2016 - Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition, Finalist., 2016 - Dummy Award Kassel 2016, Finalist.
- 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.