Visit the portfolio of Zhang Jingna at http://www.zhangjingna.com.
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Born in the suburbs of Beijing to a humble sporting family, Jingna moved to Singapore at the age of eight. At 14, a mere nine months after picking up air rifle, she broke the national record and joined the national team. Two years later, she left Raffles Girls' School to pursue a degree in fashion design.
Picking up the camera while studying fashion, it eventually turned into her voice. She left school again in late 2007, and subsequently the national team, to pursue photography full time. By 20, only a year later, Jingna has shot her first major campaign for Mercedes Benz Taiwan with Ogilvy & Mather and became a regular contributor to Harper's Bazaar Singapore.
Jingna then went on to become the youngest recipient of Fellowship in the Master Photographers Association (UK) in 2009. At 22, her portfolio has expanded to include names like Montblanc, Lancôme, Canon, Pond's, Wacom, Random House Publishing, as well as Elle.
With works described as being romantic, ethereal and sensuous—Jingna's images exude a quiet and steady confidence with maturity belying her age.
Jingna is currently based in Los Angeles.