Zheng Gang, Hermes, Crown 1, QPSA
Member of Global Photographic Union
Fellow of the Chinese Folklore Photography Society
Member of Photographic Society of America
Selected by Digital World and New Age Photography Magazine as “The First Chinese Outstanding Photographer” in 2019
He has been practicing photography for ten years, and works cover documentary of people and culture, urban landscape, creative photography. In recent years, his works have won gold, silver and bronze awards in international photography competitions, and more than 200 works have been selected for various competitions.
About the photos:
In the center of the city of Beijing, stands a group of majestic palace, the world’s largest imperial palace – the Forbidden City. It measures 961 meters from north to south, 753 meters from east to west, covering an area of 720,000 square meters. It is said that there are more than 9,000 rooms. The Forbidden City was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.Fourteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty and 10 emperors of the Qing Dynasty ruled China for 491 years in this huge palace complex. The origin of the name in Chinese, Zi Jing Cheng（紫(Purple)禁(Forbidden)城(City)）, fully reflects the supremacy and nobility of imperial power. Ancient Chinese astrologers believe that there are three major star in the circumference of the sky, and the Ziwei（紫薇）star (i.e., Polaris) is the center of all the stars, so the place where the emperor resides is called the Purple Palace（紫宫）, and the emperor of the earth appointed himself as the “Son of Heaven”, the sky and the earth correspond to each other, and the palace is naturally crowned with the word “Purple”. In addition, since the Qin and Han dynasties, the imperial palace in ancient China has been known as the “Forbidden City”, i.e. a forbidden place with a high level of security, hence the name “Forbidden City”.