Always Like This: Zhang Gengqi Solo Exhibition

12 - 19 October 2019 Beijing

Organizer: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Artist: Zhang Gengqi

Academic consultant: Zhu Xianmin

Academic host: Li Yefu

Exhibition director: RongRong

Curator: Zou Zou

Opening: 15:00, Oct 12, 2019

Duration: Oct 12 – 19, 2019

Location: Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (155ACaochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015)



Three Shadows Photography Art Centre is delighted to present the exhibition “Always Like This” by photographer Zhang Gengqi. The exhibition centers on Zhang’s images of horses. Over the years, he has photographed them obsessively, using his unique language to describe their tempers and habits with rare sensitivity.


Zhang’s images transcend more familiar depictions of horses – they also express his own feelings and musings on the relationships between man and nature and between society and man.  


Zhang’s eyes detect deeper emotions and humanlike expressions on the faces of horses. These are not just representations of speed, agility, and strength, nor the lionization of these creatures. They place them as components of a broader ecosystem of contemporary life. 






Zhang Gengqi was born in Beijing in 1954. He has been engaged in documentary photography for nearly 30 years, and in 2013 began his series about horses. He has held a large number of leadership roles within the Chinese photography world, including Director of the Chinese Entrepreneur Photography Society, Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Photographic Art Association, Vice Chairman of the Huaxia Art Association, Vice Chairman of the Beijing Public Welfare Photography Association, and Vice Chairman of Photographers Branch of CHINA. In addition, he is a member of the China Photographers Association, the Chinese Photographic Art Society, and the China Photojournalist Society.





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2019    China · Liudingshan Cup Huaxia Art, GoldenRooster Award

2018    China · Liudingshan Cup Huaxia Art, GoldenRooster Award

2017    China · Liudingshan Cup Huaxia Art, GoldenRooster Award

2016    Hong Kong’s 6th National Photography Creation, Golden Dragon Award

2015    Chinese Art Golden Horse Award

           The 2nd Xinyang Renji Cup, Excellence Award

2014    China White Horse Country Culture Festival

       “China Photography” magazine Beijing Film Friendship Association, second prize