/ 2023 / Nature / Other

Wings of Grace

I intend to evoke an enchanting and poetic atmosphere for viewers in this series. To accomplish this, I utilized the captivating surroundings to capture unique compositions, meticulously considering camera angles and waiting for opportune moments with patience. My goal is to provide a window into the mystical world of Great Egrets while also fostering a profound appreciation for the fragile ecosystem that supports them.

These images not only showcase the enduring beauty of nature but also serve as a reminder of the crucial need for conservation efforts to protect it.

Fenqiang Liu began studying drawing while attending middle school in China. During college, he took an interest in photography. After finishing his BA in Chinese literature, Fenqiang worked as a cameraman for geographic educational videos. He later came to the United States to obtain his MFA in Cinema and Photography. After graduation, he worked as a computer animator and motion graphic designer. He and his wife later opened a business that provides behavior analysis services for children with autism. In recent years, Fenqiang has devoted his time to wildlife and nature photography.

Awards - 1st Place - Black & White Nature and Wildlife Series of the Year 2022 at the 6th edition of MonoVisions Photography Awards.

- Category Winner in Nature & Landscape Category and Highly Commended Award in Series Category at the Siena Creative Photo Awards 2022.

- 1st Prize Winner in Wildlife & Animals Category at the 8th Fine Art Photography Awards.

- 1st Prize Winner in the Wildlife & Animals Professional Category at the Chromatic Awards 2021.

- 1st Prize Winner in Nature Category and Nature Discovery of the Year at the Monochrome Awards 2021.

- One of the All About Photo Awards 2022 winners.

- Finalist of the 2022 Open Call: CARTE BLANCHE, B/W Category by Lucie Foundation.

- "Best in Show" at the FMoPA International Photography Competition 2022.

- "Secret Garden" series has been chosen and published in the Dodho Magazine issue #21

- Selected Artist by the Chelsea International Photography Competition 2022.

- One of the 10 Editor's Picks at the Independent Photographer's February 2022 Black & White Photo Award.

- Category Winner of the Year, Platinum, and Gold Winner at the Muse Photography Awards 2022.

- Platinum and Gold Winner at the London Photography Awards 2022.