Zhou Yang is a photographer exploring themes of memory, cultural heritage and myths, and has been exhibited in major photo festivals and fairs in China and abroad in the past decade, such as Lianzhoufoto, Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival, Image of Silk Road Photography Biennale of Tianshui and Photofairs Shanghai. She believes in photography’s ability to reveal the unseen and the invisible and her practice now takes leave from the reality and ventures into the spiritual realm. Her on-going project, Faërie, intends to represent traditional Chinese literati gardens as fictional space and time where it is possible to escape mortality. She has also translated many photography theory books into Chinese, including Annie Leibovitz at Work and Geoffrey Batchen’s Each Wild Idea. Originally from China, Zhou graduated with a MA in Photojournalism at the University of Westminster in UK and a BA in Broadcasting and Television Journalism at Shanghai International Studies University. She is now based in Birmingham, UK, where she just started the first year of her PhD programme, which will see her continuing her interest in literati gardens, through the representation in contemporary Chinese art.