Building An Icon Photographing the Birth of Pudong New Area, China’s Wall Street

Fritz Hoffmann is an American photographer known for documentary-style narratives that portray society, culture, the environment, and global economics. He is a National Geographic contributing photographer recognized for his photography work in China, which he began in 1994. He was a resident accredited photo-correspondent based in Shanghai from 1995-2008. A Mandarin speaker, China and the Chinese Diaspora continue to be a primary interest for him.


Hoffmann established his place as a respected international photo-correspondent while working with JB Pictures in New York. Under the JB banner, he moved his base of operations to Nashville, Tennessee just before the first term of U.S. President Bill Clinton increased interest in the American South. He opened the Network Photographers Shanghai bureau in 1997. In 2002, Hoffmann co-founded documentCHINA, a picture agency based in Shanghai, now closed, with online distribution for documentary photography of China. He is currently based in the United States.

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Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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