Qilai Shen (28) More files...
Chinese b.1975



Originally from Shanghai, Qilai Shen spent his teenage and college years in the United States, where he graduated from Davidson College with a BS in Biology. After a brief stint as a research fellow at the National Institute of Health, Qilai returned to China to travel and began his career as a photographer.



He has since worked for major international newspapers and magazines including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Stern, the New York Times as well as multinational corporations such as Nestle, Coca Cola, Apple, and Boeing. He is also a regular contributor to the European Pressphoto Agency and Bloomberg News.



In 2009, his coverage of the Sichuan earthquake was awarded the third-place prize in the National Press Photographer Association's 'The Best of Photojournalism' competition.
A worker carrying a ladder across the roof of a building at the 2010 World...
03/2010
A worker applying paint to the Mexico Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo site.
03/2010
A factory worker inspects rolls of steel sheet metal at Ma Steel (Maanshan...
04/2006
Balloons and confetti are released on the dockside by workers for the opening...
12/2005
A worker putting the finishing touches to the wicker exterior of the Spanish...
03/2010
A worker rests among rolls of steel wire at a steel wholesaler market in...
11/2007
A worker walks out of a Nokia store under renovation in Shanghai.
09/2007
Dentist Qiu Baozan treats an elderly customer at his small clinic, full of...
10/2007
An elderly man squints into the screen of a trading computer at a local...
02/2007
An elderly woman, known to most only as the ^little old lady^, sits alone in a...
11/2007
An elderly man sleeps in his bed at an old people's home in Shanghai.
11/2007
People's Liberation Army soldiers work to remove blue green algae from a beach...
07/2008
People's Liberation Army soldiers work to remove blue green algae from a beach...
07/2008
People's Liberation Army soldiers work to remove blue green algae from a beach...
07/2008
People's Liberation Army soldiers work to remove blue green algae from a beach...
07/2008
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