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.
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