ZY Portrait

Zhuang Yan / 庄严 is currently based in both Vancouver, BC, Canada and Shanghai, China.

He graduated from the Law School of Heilongjiang University and began his professional photography career in 2009.

Starting with art and documentary photography, Zhuang Yan gradually transitioned to the commercial field. His works have always been characterized by distinctive humanistic attributes, and he integrates his unique observations on life and personal reflections on culture into his fashion works. His signature style is a natural and concise photographic language.

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 “Plants in Western China”,Kleeklee No.32 Anfu Rd,Shanghai,China

2010 “Section”, Lian Zhou International Foto Festival, Guangdong, China

2007 “The world of nothing”, Fotoyard Show Room, Hangzhou, China

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2021 “Pure White”, JisiFang, Shanghai, China

2014 “Everyday Of My Life”, Get It Louder Exhibition, Beijing, China

2012 “Stultified”, Get It Louder Exhibition, Beijing, China

2009 “Balance”, Beijing, China

2008 “Campfire”, No Space Gallery, Ningbo, China

2008 “Sui Han San You”, SongHua River, Harbin, China

Publications/Editorial :

Condé Nast Traveler China

Capital Magazine Germany


ELLE China

GQ China

Esquire China

Marie Claire Taiwan

LEAP Magazine China



The Outlook Magazine

Modern Weekly

New York Times China

Wissen Magazine

Surface China

Time Out-Beijing

Cover Magazine

Life Style Magazine

The Week Magazine

The Bund Magazine

Urban China Magazine

Car And Driver China

Intersection China

Trends Home Magazine

Pin Wai Magazine

M-zone Magazine

M-style Magazine

0086 Magazine

Commercial :

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