Boway Young(Bowei Yang)

Boway Young(Bowei Yang), who was born 1994 in Hangzhou of China, is a photographer based in Beijing and London. By mainly focusing on photographing the Chinese teenage queer group, his work documents the contemporary teenage queers living in China combined with staged memories of his childhood, and he also tries to query the self-identity in awareness of diverse collective identifications and group traumas. His works are mostly inspired by Chinese philosophy, literatures, and are constructed to ponder about the reality of document through the photographic media.

He received his bachelor degree in Photography from Beijing Film Academy in 2017 and entered the Royal College of Art in London in 2019 to continue his pursuit in photography. He is a finalist of the Lensculture Emerging Talents (2019), a finalist of Gomma Grand(2019) and a finalist of AINT-BAD first book award (2019). He had exhibited his work in China, Japan, Russia, the United States, and other countries. His work was also published by publishers like Lens Culture, Aint-bad Magzine, IGNANT Magzine, China Daily, and others.

Selected Awards:

02/2020, Gomma Photography Grand 2019, Final list.

12/2019, First book award, Final list, AINT-BAD.

09/2019, Emerging Talent Awards 2019, Final list, Lens Culture.

08/2017, "Everyday" International Young Photographer Final list, Chinese Photography Assosiation, China.


Selected Exhibitions:

02/2020, “A Fragile China” group show, Art Academy London, London.

11/2019, Emerging Talent 2019 group show, Galerie Joseph, Paris.

10/2019, "Oneiric-", Solo exhibition, SPACE PLACE, Nigni Tagil, Russia.

09/2019, "Hiding and Finding Vol.3", Black Mansion, Mid Levels Gallery, Japan.

07/2018, "Everyday"--Group Photography Exhibition of Young Photographers, Beijing Normal University Gallery.

10/2017, “Everyday-Images of Heart” Exhibition, Beijing Photo Biennial, Beijing, China.

05/2017, "Through the day and the night" graduation show, Beijing Film Academy, China.

09/2016, Exhibition of Sina Photo, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China.

07/2015, The Human Effect: The Changing Environment, Quarter Gallery, Minnesota, U.S.


Gallery Photographs, Japan,

IGNANT Magazine, Germany,


Phases Magazine,

China Daily, China,  

© 2016 by Arthill Gallery.

Ground Floor, Lourdes Apartments,

North End Road, London W14 9NU

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