Liang Zi is a photographer and author who Time Out featured as one of the 40 most influential Chinese people in its 40th anniversary issue. She has made a dozen solo trips to Africa in the past 15 years, and is recognized as the first female photographer from China to explore African tribal culture. Additionally, she has traveled to the likes of Iran, India, Laos, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Australia, and New Zealand to take photos and film documentaries. Of her many books, her autobiography An Opened Diary was published in 1999, the same year she held an exhibit of her work at the Japan-China Friendship Center in Tokyo. Liang is currently a member of the Chinese Photographers Association, director of the Chinese Female Directors of Documentary Association, and director of the China Adventure Association.
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