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Yueheng Duan | Award winning Yueheng Duan is one of the Chinese most successful and well-known landscape photographers. Originally from mainland China and educated at Chinese People's University, he is now based at Toronto. He won numerous international and national titles and is currently Ambassador of Fuji Hong Kong North America's Landscape Scenic Studio. He landed in Canada in 2002.

In his over 30-year career, Duan has established himself as a leading Chinese landscape photographer. He has a varied portfolio of nature, architecture and landscape photography, through digital, medium and large format photography. His marvelous work has drawn the attention of world famous art museums and galleries, such as the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. His sensibility of arts combines the beauty of nature with the uniqueness of Chinese culture.

Acclaimed for the superb quality of his printing, Duan is committed to the creation of outstanding black-and-white photographs, both in silver prints and digital prints. He is a magician of light and darkness. His works not only open a window for Westerners, but also build a colourful bridge connecting China with the world.

Duan's group exhibitions include:
2008, 2007, 2006 | Toronto Art Expo, Toronto
2007 | Gallery of the Cryptic Canvas, Toronto
2007 | Gallery of Soho Myriad, California
2007 | New York Art Expo, New York City
2007, 2006 | Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
2006 | Gallery of Ontario Chinese Artists Association, Toronto
2006 | Ontario Gallery of Chinese Arts, Toronto
2005 | Gallery of the Montréal Museum of Fine Art, Montréal
2004 | One of a Kind Show and Sale, Toronto
2003 | Gallery of China, Montréal

His awards and accomplishments include:
2006 | Gold medalist, China UNESCO Photography Contest, Toronto
2006 | Nominated for the Distinguished Contribution Award at Chinese Culture Exhibition, Toronto
2003-Present | Photograph consigner with Nature's Scene Art of Trader for Canada International Art Exhibition
2002-Present | Ambassador of Fuji Hong Kong North America's Landscape Scenic Studio
2001 | Bronze medalist, Ninth International Photographic Art Exhibition, China
2000 | Nominated Chinese Artist in the World at First Chinese and World Art Exhibition, China
1998 | Represented Chinese Photographer Association to attend Photographer Exchange Event, United States
1997 | Silver medalist, Gaojian Cup Photography Contest at the Third Chinese Photographic Art Exhibition, China
1995 | Nominated as one of the Top 10 Photographers of Hunan Province, China
1993 | Gold medalist, Fuji Cup National Photography Contest, China
1993 | Nominated as one of the Top Ten Photographers of China, China
1993 | Nominated as one of the Top 10 Photographers of Hunan Province, China
1991 | Gold medalist, First Discovery Photographic Art Exhibition of Hunan Province, China
1990 | Bronze Medallist, Chinese Advertising Photographic Exhibition

His prints have been developed in the Canadian Foundation for the Preservation of Chinese Cultural and Historical Treasures (2006) and the China Pictorial and the World Chinese Art Exhibition Regional Committee (2001).

Duan's published articles and other works include:
2008 | "Mountain, Water and Emotion", Seven Days, Montréal
2007 | "Yellow Stone Mountain", Today Daily, Toronto
2006 | "Chinese Landscape Photography", Globe and Mail, Toronto
2005 | "St Laurent River", Canadian Life Weekly, Montréal
2004 | "Beautiful Tibet", Our Canada Magazine, Montréal
2004 | "Fly to Banff National Park", Sino Quebec, Montréal
2004 | "The Great Wall", World Journal Sunday Magazine, Montréal

Yuehang Duan on Photograph Developing

Duan develops black-and-white film and processes and prints his black-and-white photos in studio instead of sending them to a lab. Duan believes that quality and control are most important things in printing processing: both are diminished the moment if you let someone else process your photographs. If you have the time and commitment, processing your own work will give you an amazing amount of control--and creativity. The high quality finished negatives (and the black and white prints made from the negatives) depends on the care of artist's film processing (as well as the proper exposure of the film when the photographs were taken).

For more on Yuehang Duan's photography, visit .

"Untitled black & white photo of rice fields" by Duan Yueheng
"Untitled black & white picture of tranquil river scene" by Duan Yueheng

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