About Me

Hello, my name is Yan Li. I was originally educated as an engineer and received my Ph.D. degree in 2012. My solid knowledge of technologies, engineering and industry makes me understand what is transforming people’s lifestyles in the Information Age. I have the passion of traveling worldwide to admire the diversities on Earth which are unfortunately facing challenges during the rapid urbanization and globalization. My photographic work focuses on capturing the fleeting moments of human experience, revealing personal stories of peoples, and documenting the fascinating yet vanishing cultures. I am the winner and finalist of various prestigious awards, including the International Photography Awards (IPA), the Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), the Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) and the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year.


Awards

  • 1st Place, International Photography Awards (IPA), 2017, category - Editorial, General News -> View
  • 1st Place, International Photography Awards (IPA), 2017, category - People, Lifestyle -> View
  • 2nd Place, International Photography Awards (IPA), 2017, category - Special, Travel/Tourism -> View
  • 2nd Prize, Prix de la Photographyie Paris (Px3), 2017, category - Press, People/Personality -> View
  • 3rd Prize, Prix de la Photographyie Paris (Px3), 2017, category - Nature, Sunset -> View
  • Finalist, Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY), 2016, category - Shaped by Light
 

Publications

Professional

  • Member of American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)