Portrait - Professional

Li Youran

James Bollen


"Li Youran"
Li Youran, 19 inside the People's University, Beijing, 1999. Li Youran was a fan of several local punk bands.

Biography: Iím a self-taught photographer who read Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. From 1998-9 I studied at Beijing Normal University, during that time I documented the cityís underground punk scene, as well as places I travelled to around China. Since graduating in 2001, Iíve lived between China and the UK and been employed variously as a gallery assistant, writer, editor, researcher, and translator. All the while Iíve continued taking pictures. Iím currently based in Shanghai where Iíve completed a photo book about the city and the author J.G....

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