One of China’s most promising young photographers, Yuyang Liu already has some impressive accolades under his belt. Sent by Greenpeace to photograph China’s fishery in West Africa, Yuyang spent 35 days in Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau, creating these strangely peaceful but powerful images that say much more than any words would.

Born in Sichuan, a small village in southwest China, Yuyang Liu embraced photography ten years ago when his mother gave him his first camera. In 2012 Yuyang was shortlisted by OFPiX Foundation, founded by Professor REN Yue of the Renmin University of China, which encourages young photographers in the country. This motivated him to pursue photography as a career. Since then, the self-taught photographer has received multiple national and international awards and his work has been published the New York Times, the Guardian and BBC among others. In 2016 he traveled to West Africa on assignment by Greenpeace , to explore China’s fishing power in the region, which implied spending a day aboard a Senegalese boat and a week aboard a Chinese fishing trawler. A trained historian, Yuyang Liu uses photography as a way of telling the truth, which shows in all of ris reportage projects.

All photos by Yuyang Liu for Greenpeace

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