Chinese photography gets greater recognition

Updated 10:09 PM ET, Tue April 19, 2016
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Liu Chengliang was shortlisted for a series titled "Bulguksa." Liu Chengliang
Maoyuan Cui was shortlisted for the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards for his landscapes in Hebei province. Maoyuan Cui
Fan Li has been shortlisted twice in this year's contest and is a previous winner at the Sony World Photography Awards. This image is part of a series documenting the life of Tajiks, an ethnic minority living in Xinjiang province in China's far west. Fan Li
Zhe Zhu traced the origins of the Yangtze River in his project entitled "Wind and Water," which has been shortlisted in the "Environment" category. Zhe Zhu
Yong An He focuses on wildlife and the illegal capturing of migratory birds for profit in China. He was shortlisted in the "Contemporary Issues" category. Yong An He
Hui Zhang photographed Tang dynasty tombs and was nominated in the "Architecture" category. Hui Zang
The breeding of macaque monkeys for animal testing is exposed and explored by Li Feng, who was shortlisted in the "Environment" category. Li Feng
Wang Lijun was shortlisted in the "Low Light" open (non-professional) category for this atmospheric image.
Wang Lijun
Longxiang Xie was shortlisted in the open contest for this photograph of Tibetan monks at the Langmu Temple in Gansu Province, during a heavy snowfall. 龙湘 谢