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Gangfeng Wang

 (born 1956)
Gangfeng Wang is active/lives in China, Canada.  Gangfeng Wang is known for photography, city and country life-China.

Biography   Gangfeng Wang


Shanghai artist Gangfeng Wang was the first freelance photographer in China.  After growing up in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution, and graduating from high school in 1975, he was sent to work in an orchard on a government run farm.

In 1977 he was retrained to play the violin in a Revolutionary Orchestra whose sole purpose was to inspire the 30,000 workers at the Great Leap Forward Commune where he lived.  In 1980 he was sent back to Shanghai to work as a machine repairman in the Shanghai String and Net Company.

His sister gave him his first camera in 1981, and he decided to become a professional photographer.  With little money or time Wang taught himself the basics and planned his future.   ...  Displaying 750 of 1303 characters.

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