Wenjun Chen, born 1985 in Guangzhou, China. He was photo editor and photographer in magazines before, and now he is a freelance photographer and videographer, and co founder of May and June Studio, currently based in Guangzhou, China.

His works focus on the relationship between individual situation and the social, cultural environment, and the communication between them.

His works were the finalists of the Dummy Award Kassel 2016 and the 8th Three Shadow Photography Award 2016, they also received the Taipei Photo Emerging Photographers' Awards 2016, the XITEK EOS New Talent Award 2015 and Xu Xiaobing Photography Exhibition Outstanding Works of Art 2010. His works got exhibitions in China, Taiwan, Japan, UK, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Norway, Croatia, Portugal, Denmark, Slovakia and Russia. He had held self-publishing book workshops, talk and curatorial in China.

His works have been published on IMA Magazine, LensCulture Magazine, iGANAT, Artco China Magazine, Chip Foto Video Magazine, Citizine Magazine, New Weekly Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, South Reviews Magazine, People‘s Photography, VICE China, Yogurt Magazine, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Tencent News, Netease News, Sina News, Artron Network, The Paper Network, China Photographers Association Network and other publications.

Awards:

2016, Me and Me, Taipei Photo Emerging Photographers' Awards, Taiwan.
2016, Me and Me, Dummy Award Kassel, Shortlist, Germany.
2016, Me and Me, Three Shadows Photography Award, Finalist, China.
2015, Me and Me, XITEK EOS New Talent Award, China.
2010, People and the City, People in the City, Xu Xiaobing Photography Exhibition Outstanding Works of Art, China.

Solo Exhibitions:

2017, Me and Me, Space Place, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
2016, Me and Me, Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China.
2014, Me and Me, Voutu Space, Guangzhou, China.

Group Exhibitions:

2017, Me and Me, LensCulture Winter Exhibition, online.
2017, Me and Me, Photography Handmade Book, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China.
2017, Wandering Through Guangzhou After 2000 years, The Port and the Image Project: Documenting China’s Harbor Cities, China Port Museum, Ningbo, China.
2017, Me and Me, 2nd Ningbo International Photography Week, Ningbo, China.
2017, Me and Me, La Maison de Z “Made In China”, Arles, France.
2017, Me and Me, Record Keeping-Invitation Exhibition of International Photography at Xi'an, Xi'an, China.
2016, Me and Me, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China.
2016, Me and Me, Taipei Photo, Taipei, Taiwan.
2016, Me and Me, Xitek New Talent Award, PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, China.
2016, Me and Me, Photography in the Book, Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition, Lanzhou, China.
2016, Me and Me, CONNECT: A Curated Group Exhibition of LensCulture Network Photographers.
2016, Me and Me, 8. Fotobookfestival Kassel, Germany / Beijing, China; Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy; PhotoIreland, Dublin, Ireland; Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway; Organ Vida Festival, Zagreb, Croatia; Month of Photography Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia; Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal; Photobook Week, Aarhus, Denmark; Format Festival, Derby, UK.
2016, Me and Me, Three Shadows Photography Award, Beijing, Xiamen, China.
2016, Me and Me, Xitek New Talent Award, Shanghai, China.
2015, Me and Me, Gucang Dummy Award Martin Parr Edition, Lianzhou foto festival, Lianzhou, China.
2015, Me and Me, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China.
2015, Me and Me @ Daily Snapshot, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.
2013, En Ning, The Fence, Volume: Birmingham’s Art, Book, & Print Fair, Birmingham, UK.
2013, En Ning, The Fence, Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China.
2013, En Ning, The Fence, From Print to Publishing: The Changing Role of the Book in China and the UK, Chinese Arts Center, Manchester, UK.
2012, En Ning, The Fence, Times Museum Community Art Festival, Guangzhou, China.
2012, En Ning, The Fence, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Japan.
2012, En Ning, The Fence, Caochangdi Photo Spring, Beijing, China.
2010, People and the City, People in the City, Xu Xiaobing Photography Exhibition, China.

Workshops:

2013, Handmade book workshop, Fei Gallery, Guangzhou, China.
2012, Self-publishing book workshop, Times Museum Community Art Festival, Guangzhou, China.

Talks:

2016, Me in Private Images—From Life Struggles to Social Realities, Ray Art Center, Shanghai, China.

Curatorial:

2011, GATEWAY, Dali International Photography Exhibition, Dali, China.
2011, GATEWAY, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China.