Ying Tang

Ying Tang was born and raised in Shanghai, China, and then moved to Japan where she enrolled at the Nanzan University of Nagoya and obtained a B.A. degree.

She later moved to the United States of America and graduated with a Master’s degree in Broadcasting Communications from Washington State University. Soon after that, Ying moved to San Francisco, California where she worked as a corporate freelance camera person and video editor for numerous corporate and broadcast clients.

During this period, Ying developed her passion for the photography arts and mastered a skill in street photography in and around the city of San Francisco. It was at this time when she returned to school to study photography both at the New York Institute of Photography and at the School of Photography of C.C.S.F. where she obtained advanced degrees. Ying’s work has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine and She worked for The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune in China, Shanghai TV Magazine. Currently she relocated in Cologne, Germany and work as a Freelance Photographer.


Solo Show

“Balance” Ju’Roshine Life Arts Space, Shanghai, 2007

Group Shows

“Street photography Now” Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales 2010
“Street Photography Now” Contributed Studio for the Arts, Berlin, Germany, 2010
“Street Photography Now” Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany, 2010
“Street Photography Now” Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany, 2011
“On Street Photography: A Woman’s Perspective”, Photofusion Gallery, London, 10 June – 22 July, 2011
“Street Photography Now” London Street Photography Festival, 07 July to 17 July, 2011
“Street Photography Asia” IPA Gallery, Singapore, Ausust, 6, 2011.
“From Distant Streets” Galerie Hertz, Louisville KY, USA, September 27, 2011
“Asia Street Photography show” 7th Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, Nov 19, 2011


SanFrancisco Chronical June 28, 2007
New York Times, 2007
The International Herald Tribune, 2007
Hint Magazine: Shanghai, Dec. 2007
San Francisco Magazine: USA, June 2008
“Street or Studio a phonebook”, Tate Modern, London, 2008
“Le Street, c’est chic” British Journal of Photography, UK, 2009
Street Photography Now, Thames and Hudson,UK, 2010
“Stories on the street corner” Shanghai Weekly, Shanghai, June 2011
“YingTang: Visions of Shanghai ” B&W+COLOR” 85 issue, USA, 2011
“Ying Tang: the lifespan of a photograph can last without color” Photography Companion October Issue, Beijing, 2011
“Life in black and white” The Black & White Photography Book, UK, 2011
“World Atlas of Street Photography” , Thames & Hudson, 2014
“10 International Street Photographers who change the way we see the world”. Huffingtonpost.com.10. 2014