An Rong Xu is a New York City-based photographer and director. Born in China and raised in New York City’s Chinatown, Xu explores the world around him through his unique cultural perspective.
Xu’s work is rooted in the beauty of the ordinary, capturing a rich cinematic stillness in his photography and a passionate ethereal journey in his films. Bringing with him a vision for creating emotional narratives, Xu shares a deeper look into the lives of his subjects with a sense of trust and candor, shown through personal moments and words unspoken.
Xu has photographed and directed for publications and companies such as The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, GQ Taiwan, The History Channel, Instagram, Airbnb, Underarmour, and Google.
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