My Journey with Cranes at Art Institute of Houston

May 10, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Cranes are symbols of love and longevity in Asia. There are 15 species of cranes on Earth, only 2 species live in North America, while 9 species are found in China, where I was originally from. Although I have been photographing for more than two decades, I did not start photographing birds till the spring of 2014. In 2015, I was interviewed by the British media for my photograph of a red-crowned crane fighting against an invading eagle in Hokkaido, Japan. The story along with the series of photos appeared in major British newspapers including GuardianTimes, and later was chosen as Editor's Choice on National Geography's web site. I have since been photographing cranes non-stop. In my efforts to capture the beauty of the cranes, I have embarked on a journey to trace my roots back to China while discovering the wonders of nature.

My Journey with Cranes

Art Institute of Houston (part of the Fotofest Biennial 2018)

March 23 - April 21, 2018

Red-crowned crane fighting against eagleRed-crowned crane fighting against eagleRed-crowned crane fighting against a white-tailed eagle in Koshiro, Japan

Samurai Crane (2015 Japan)

A red-crowned crane fighting against an eagle in Hokkaido, Japan

Published by major British newspapers and National Geography



Red-crowned craneRed-crowned craneRed-crowned cranes during courtship in Koshiro, Japan

cranesMy Journey with Cranes photo exhibit at Art Institute of Houston.A busy day hanging my exhibit pieces. Friends came to help me with the exhibit set up at Art Institute of Houston.

cranesMy Journey with Cranes photo exhibit at Art Institute of Houston.A busy day hanging my exhibit pieces. Interview during the opening night on March 23, 2018.


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