Ziyu Wang


Ziyu Wang (b.1998) is a Chinese photographer, who was born in a traditional Chinese family. My work looks to break consensus and reshape outmoded notions of masculinity through performative photographic series.

My photographs juxtapose a tension between expected modes of behaviour as a Chinese man, together with rebellious or provocative counter behaviours. In this way, I am subverting familial and societal expectations by creating a contemporary response to these. I perform scenarios that fulfill a sense of masculinity using self-portraits in intimate surroundings. I look to raise awareness of the misconceptions of the queer experience that still create a barrier between generations, by sharing my own experiences in a confrontation with these stereotypes. Breaking these down into poignant and absurd photographic scenarios is a way of dealing with perceptions of homosexuality, masculinity, and feminity, which is at the heart of my narratives.

Ziyu Wang 201 Go Handstand
Ziyu Wang
Go Handstand

Ziyu Wang lives in The United Kingdom

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Pride Photo Award

Previous Submissions

Ziyu Wang 1 A Man's Medal

Pride Photo Award 2023

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