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Muyi Xiao is currently the Visuals Editor at ChinaFile, a online-publication under the Center on U.S-China Relations of Asia Society. She is working and living in NYC. In the summer of 2015, she was chosen as one of seven Magnum Foundation Photography and Human Rights Fellows. As a fellow, she studied at an intensive five-week program at New York University. Right after the fellowship, she was admitted to the International Center for Photography’s (ICP) New Media Narrative program in New York City from which she graduated in summer 2016.

Born in Wuhan, Hubei province, before coming to New York Xiao was based in Beijing and worked as a visuals reporter at Tencent, the largest online media outlet in China. Her career started in 2012 with a one-year internship at Reuters Beijing desk as an editor before becoming a photojournalist. She covered a wide range of stories throughout China during her time as a photojournalist, including the missing flight MH370, a cult religion called “Mighty God,” child marriages, and more. These dispatch assignments exposed her to a broad range of issues in her home country, inspiring her to pursue long-term stories as a documentary photographer. After she studied with ICP, she went back to China and continued her work as a freelance photographer for half a year until she started to work at ChinaFile in 2017 in New York City.

Her photography and multimedia works have been featured on international and domestic publications including but not limited to New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Wall Street Journal, The Paper, and exhibited in China, U.S., Singapore, Cambodia.

肖慕漪,1991年出生于湖北武汉,2013年毕业于北京语言大学国际新闻专业,现居纽约,任亚洲协会美中关系中心旗下“中参馆”新闻网站的视觉主任。曾在路透社、腾讯新闻、Sixth Tone工作。2015年入选马格南人权摄影奖学金项目,全球共七位摄影师获选。随后肖慕漪被纽约国际摄影中心新媒体叙事专业录取,并于2016年6月毕业回到中国继续进行视觉报道工作。2017年5月加入亚洲协会。作品曾发表于纽约时报、BBC、CNN、半岛电视台、华尔街日报、腾讯新闻、界面新闻、南风窗等国内外媒体。


Awards & Honors

PDN30, nominated, 2017

ICP/Magnum Foundation Scholarship, 2016

ICP Director’s Fellowship, 2016

Magnum Foundation Human Rights Production Lab, 2016

The 4th New York Times Portfolio Review, 2016

Royal Photographic Society (RPS) International Print Exhibition, shortlisted, 2015

Magnum Foundation/NYU Photography and Human Rights Fellowship, 2015





纽约国际摄影中心主任奖学金, 2016

入选马格南基金会“What Works”工作坊,2016





Exhibitions & Events

Talk 2 Muslims (video), Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, 2016

Teenage Marriage (slideshow), Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia, 2016

Talk 2 Muslims (video and website), “What Works” Exhibition, Bronx Documentary Center, New York City, 2016

Forget Me Not (multimedia), “Women In Photography” Exhibition, Objectifs Art Center, Singapore, 2016

Celebrity Leaderboard (multimedia installation), curator, “Public, Private, Secret” Exhibition, The Museum of International Center of Photography, New York City, 2016

Forget Me Not (video installation), “Another Kind of Paradise” Exhibition, The School of International Center of Photography, New York City, 2016

Forget Me Not (multimedia), Open Show NYC, Bronx Documentary Center, New York City, 2016

Teenage Marriage (print), Dali International Photography Festival, Dali, Yunnan, China, 2015

Reporting Inside The Great Firewall: Photographers On Covering China Panel , Photoville, New York City, 2015

Magnum Foundation Donors Salon, East Hampton, New York, 2015

When You Are Old (light box), Beijing Subway, Beijing, 2015







《勿忘我》(视频装置):参展“另一种天堂”, 国际摄影中心校址,纽约,2016

《勿忘我》(多媒体):参加展映“Open Show NYC”,布朗克斯纪实中心,纽约,2016