Luo Yang 罗洋 (1984) was born and raised in Liaoning Province in China’s northeast, graduating from the prestigious Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang in 2009. A graphic designer by education, she instead decided to pursue her interest and talent in photography. Today she lives and works in Beijing and Shanghai as a freelance photographer. In 2012, Ai Weiwei pronounced her one of the “rising stars of Chinese photography”. Soon after, she participated in his show FUCK OFF 2 (2013) at the Groninger Museum, The Netherlands, where Ai – in a sequel to his radical FUCK OFF exhibition in Shanghai (2000) – brought together a handpicked range of up-and-coming Chinese artists. Solo shows in Berlin and Hong Kong have since contributed to her international recognition.