Phillip Jenkins is a Suzhou-based photographer who mostly works in street photography, capturing the other side of Suzhou’s technology gloss and Shanghai’s unabashed glitz to document the everyday lives of these cities’ working class members.

After moving to China in 2011 Phillip decided to document the people of China in various cities, from Suzhou and Shanghai in the South East to Jinzhou in the far North.

Phillip has currently finished working on five Chinese projects, ‘Suzhou’, ‘Jinzhou – The Dark City’, ‘Traffic’, ‘Under a Red Sun’ and ‘Urban Desires’.

Work in progress projects include ‘Park Life’ documenting the social life that happens in and around Chinese parks, ‘The Consumerist’ documenting the shopping habits of people in China and “Urban Banality” documenting the banality that sometimes occurs with excessive urbanization.


    Publications and Achievements:

Published in 0_100 Limited Edition book ‘77

0_100 Limited Edition ’77′


Published in 0_100 Limited Editions (number 11).
The whole 0_100 Editions collection has been acquired by the MoMA Library.

0_100 Limited Editions


Second place in the Fotoura International Street Photography Awards 2014:-

Fotoura International Street Photography Awards 2014


Exhibition at 71a Gallery, Leonard Street, London, 21st November 2014 to 29th November 2014.


Jinzhou North East China published in Life Force Magazine :-



Featured on the BBC website “Fifty two weeks on the street” :-



Interview with Creative Hunt, Shanghai:-



Urban Desires series published in PH Magazine issue 32 :-



Featured on 121clicks.com ’50 stunning color street photographs’ :-






©Phillip Jenkins 2015