After studying anthropology at Columbia University, Matthew Niederhauser split his time between the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the International Center of Photography, before returning to Beijing as a full-time freelance photographer. Over the past year, his work covering youth culture in China has appeared in The New Yorker, Time, The Washington Post, PDN, and the Guardian Weekly amongst others. While his nights are spent photographing Beijing’s underground music scene, Niederhauser also works on a large-format, photo documentary project entitled Visions of Modernity that investigates urban development and new architecture in China’s swelling capital.
Chairman Ca is an illustrator and graphic novelist based in Beijing. After graduating from the Communication University of China in 2006, he helped found the Cult Youth Collective, and subsequently produced two anthologies of the group’s comics and graphic shorts. His sometimes morbid but engrossing images mirror the kaleidoscope of often-conflicting interests, desires, and traditions found in modern China.
Yuli Chen is a music producer and sound engineer based in Beijing who grew up in Paris and was trained in New York City. Most notably, he recorded, mixed, and produced the music for the Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, working closely with Director Zhang Yimou to create a fascinating score that fused both western and eastern sensibilities. As a trusted indie music producer, Yuli Chen continues to work on a dozen highly-acclaimed projects in China.show more