Jinyao Yuan is from Zhengzhou, China and is a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design/Atlanta, where he is pursuing his Master of Fine Arts Degree in photography. Before coming to the United States, he studied commercial photography at Royal Melbourne Institution of Technology, in Australia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in photography. While Jinyao keeps experimenting traditional photographic processes and materials in his photographic works (large format film camera, pinhole photography, wet plate collodion and palladium printing), he is always gazing at the world and looking for meanings behind it.