Li Hui - Limerence, 2018 (detail)

Li Hui

December 10, 2020

Li Hui is a Chinese photographer whose work captures moments of intimacy. However, these are moments that most of us don't notice - fingers suggestively placed in ripe fruit and flawless leaves, the buttocks of a teenager exposed to sunlight, limbs fleetingly embraced against a background of rumbling sheets, bodies visible through steaming shower doors. She graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2003 but started working in photography after receiving her first silver camera in 2009. Self-taught and eager to understand the field and learn more about it, the artist emphasizes experimentation, believing that it inspires creativity. Li Hui lives and works in Shanghai.

Featured image: Li Hui - Limerence, 2018 (detail). Archival Inkjet Print. 15 7/10 × 19 7/10 in. 40 × 50 cm. Edition of 7. This is part of a limited edition set. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy 193 Gallery