Ren Hang


Age: 29

Chinese photographer whose erotic images of naked young models arranged in provocative poses offered an unfiltered glimpse into the intimate lives of Chinese youth, who built up an extensive body of work in which clothing was a rarity and gender and sexuality an afterthought (body parts are presented in every form such as erect, limp, hairy, shaved, stacked, twisted, interwined, bent, pinched) by using point-and-shoot film cameras and photographing mostly his friends.

Cause of Death: Suicide by self-defenestration

Born: March 30, 1987

Died: February 24, 2017

Beijing, China