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Alex Huanfa Cheng

Discover a Paris-based photographer’s work of unfiltered faces and gestures revealing truths

These are people. Raw, regular and real.

Whether photographing in his home country of China or foreign lands like Romania, Alex Huanfa Cheng captures the human essence with breathtaking brilliance.


Partly a result of the cluttered backgrounds, this heart-hitting highlight of humanity emerges from his choice of subjects. As Alex says, they all have dignity in their eyes. They don’t care about his photos or his art, even as these souls stare into the camera lens. Their focus is on their own reality right in front of them. Refreshing, when most of our lives center around photographs (…ahem Instagram).

In this world where most gain dignity by glamorizing the everyday, Alex’s work shows us that instead, it simply comes from within.