Haibo Yu is one of the most prominent documentary photographers in contemporary China.
Since 1989, Haibo has been living in Shenzhen, where most of his photography projects are made, including 'Dafen Oil Painting Village', 'the wide Passage of Shenzhen', 'Night Breath', and recent two projects 'China's Urban Expansion' and 'Global Village'. Shenzhen is a village-turned-young city, which is also regarded as 'the first Special Economic Zone', created by Deng Xiaoping in 1980 as a result of China's Open policy.
Michèle Vicat from The Pointer Adventure gives a strong review on Haibo's photos shown at Ethnographic Museum, University of Zurich, and an insightful full critic on his works in general.
Haibu Yu's Photography story 'The Wide Passage of Shenzhen' is currently exhibited at M.R.Gallery at 798 Art District, Beijing.
Haibu Yu's Photography story 'Dafen Oil Painting Village' is current exhibited at University of Zurich, Ethnographic Museum till 28th May 2010.
Haibo's 'Dafen Oil Painting Village in China No. 2' has been collected by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art(SFMOMA). In the museum’s seventy-fifth anniversary event 2010, Haibo's photo has been quoted as SFMOMA's permanent collection.
China's Global Village © Haibo YU. 2009
China Dafen Oil Painting Village © Haibo YU 2005. World Press Photo
China Dafen Oil Painting Village-2 © Haibo YU. 2005
China's Urban Expansion © Haibo YU 2009
Shenzhen Migrants © Haibo YU. 1989-2000
Shenzhen © Haibo YU. 1993
The Music Impulse of Chinese youth © Haibo YU. 2000
On the Other Shore © Haibo YU. 1988