Wang Jiuliang

Wang Jiu-liang was born in Anqiu, in the Shandong Province of China in 1976. An artist and a filmmaker, he graduated from the Communication University of China and works as a freelance photographer based in Beijing. From 2007 to 2008, he created the photography series China’s Traditions in Worshiping Gods and Spirits. Wang has been engaged in the investigation into garbage pollution surrounding Beijing since 2008.

Beijing beseiged by waste

Beijing Besieged by Waste

Photographer Wang Jiu-liang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing’s unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps. While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry, and insatiable urban growth. Award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang focuses his lens upon the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and … Read more