REN HANG - The Diary Issue


Controversial, provocative and uncensored young talent Ren Hang began sharing photographs he made of mostly friends via his instagram account and became an instant sensation in China. It wasn’t long after he received international recognition from gallery curators. I was instantly attracted to his work, his models mostly Chinese, posing with birds, fish and snakes were exotic and explicit. Hang challenged authorities and was arrested many times for his lack of cooperation in censoring his subjects. On February 24, 2017 Ren Hang took his life in his hometown Beijing, after a long fight with depression.

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