On January 8, 2017, the 2016 New Talent Award was announced at the Shanghai·M50·Chronus Art Center (CAC). GAO Shan (from Anyang, Henan Province) won the grand prize with his work The Eighth Day, and was awarded with creation funds and photographic equipment (total value: RMB100,000). The finalists of New Talent Award 2016, CHEN Haishu, CHENG Xinhao, GUO Guozhu, GU Liyu and YANG Yuanyuan, won creation funds of RMB10,000. The EOS Young Photographer, SUN Junbin, won a fund of RMB10,000 and an EOS 5Ds.
GAO Shan won the grand prize of New Talent Award 2016
Marcel Feil, academic deputy curator of FOAM Photography Museum and an international jury member of New Talent Award, said in his speech to the winners, ”All four of our final selection jury agreed that GAO Shan’s works are exactly what we want. It's really close to our heart."
Zona Rossa,Photograpy, CHEN Haishu
Time of Plants
The Eighth Day
The Eighth Day, GAO Shan
Clamour & Humble
Clamour & Humble, GU Liyu
Harmony Southern Xinjiang, SUN Junbin
Blue Window, Two Roses
Blue Window, Two Roses, "Living fashion castle to become city master#2", YANG Yuanyuan