Shanghai Normal University

Shanghai Normal University

As one of the leading photography schools in China, the Photography Department at Shanghai Normal University offers students the remarkable opportunity to study under award-winning professional photographers who remain active in many genres of photography, from documentary photography to commercial work, and photojournalism.

The students’ works have been exhibiting at both Chinese and International Photography Festivals, such as Pingyao International Photography Festival, Dali International Photography Festival, Fremantle International Photography Festival, Photoville, etc.

Alumni go on to work as photojournalists in national newspapers, such as CCTV, The, Xinmin Evening News, Tencent News, etc., as art critics in art magazines, such as ArtWorld magazine; also freelance documentary photographers.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by Shanghai Normal University


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn
 archive : 2020

A showcase of recent work from the students of the Department of Photography/Advertising at Film-Television and Communication College of Shanghai Normal University.

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See, Be Seen

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

The eight photographers in See, Be Seen address their interpretation of the city they live in. The images do not simply represent views of the city, they aim to offer deeper insights of their city: the scene, the history, the people, and the imagination.

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