Born in Nanning, Guangxi province, Wu Hao is a documentary photographer currently based in Beijing. His work focuses on people’s way of living in a fast-changing society.

Recently, Wu Hao has counted among his subjects Chinese MMA fighters, the crisis and conflict between local farmers and wild elephants in Yunnan province, the double-city life of salaryman who lives in Hebei Yanjiao Town and works in Beijing, pick-up artist culture in China. In 2015, he started a long-term project on people who suffer from depression and other kinds of psychological disorders.

Wu participated in two Magnum Workshops, in 2010 and 2011, where he was mentored by Chien-Chi Chang and Alex Webb. In 2015, he was selected to participate in a program between Oslo University and Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh. The same year, his work “Manic and Depression” was exhibited in the DOK festival in Fredrikstad, Norway.

His work has been published in The New York Times, Asahi News, China Weekly, South Review, Vice, and Sina, among others.

Last Updated: March 28, 2017

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12.20.17

Pickup Artists with Chinese Characteristics

Robert Foyle Hunwick & Wu Hao
“If you don’t teach her a lesson, someone else will,” Fei explained during his two-hour “Sexual Assertiveness” session, concluding a week-long tutorial offered by Puamap, a team of “professional” seduction artists, marketers, and makeover men. One...