In 1999, I moved to Chicago from Shanghai, China, for my job as an engineer. Inspired by Chicago’s vitality and power and fascinated by the new culture, I had a strong urge to express my feelings about this great city. Chicago is America. I started to use my lifelong passion—photography—to document what I saw, what I felt and what I thought.
I started by working for CITY 2000, a prestigious photo project that documented Chicago in the year 2000. My work was exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center and the Water Tower—and published in the CITY 2000 book and Chicago Tribune.
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