Xu Zhi，GPU Aphrodite title， was born on Aug.20th ,1959 in Shanghai.
He started learning music when he was young.
In 1980s, he managed to work as art designer for Shanghai Arts and Crafts Company.
In 1996, he led a group of colleagues to travel abroad.
From 2017 to now, he has been working as a freelence photographer. Many of his photos won awards at international photo competitions.
He is also a member of several photo associations, including Photographic Society of America (PSA), Royal Photogrpahic Society (RPS), Global Photographic Union (GPU), and Jiangsu Photographers Association.
“Migration”won the Gold Medal at 28. Trierenberg Super Circuit and 18. Special Theme Circuit;“Hanging prayer flags”,”Carrying the Buddha”,”Migration”,”Influenced”have won the Gold Medal at Golden Tiger Photo Circuit (GTPC) 2021,and many other works have won the Excellent award in International Photography Competitions.