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ABI Profile: Yongqi

Yongqi is a fashion photographer residing in New York City. Ivan received his Bachelor's degree from TJU, China and his Master's Degree from Columbia University, New York.

He joined the ABI Program and interned with Eric Forman Studio in New York in the Fall of 2018.

"I’m working with Eric Forman in his studio in New Lab. My main responsibilities are to help design, manufacture, and test the models. This internship is great for me because it's giving me the opportunity to work with artists, designers, and engineers."

"Being a member of Artbound Initiative means you have the opportunity to experience local culture and meet different people in the industry. ABI gave a lot of advice to me on my portfolio and resume and they are very helpful. Doing this internship in New York City is a great opportunity for my future career."

On top of his internship with Eric Forman Studio, Yongqi is a fashion photographer. Him and his team have been covering New York Fashion Week Shows since 2017 for many brands, including Alexander Wang, Bibhu Mohapatra, and LaQuan Smith.

Throughout the years, Yongqi has worked with many talents, designers and brands, and magazines. He is a contributor to NYFW, L'Officiel, Getty Images and Vogue Italia. His work was featured in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, and many more!

Ivan's work for VOGUE Italia

This internship is an amazing opportunity for my future career. Not only that, ABI also gave a lot of helpful advice on how to revamp my resume and portfolio.


Photography Intern | Eric Forman Studio

See his work here.


Read more about ArtBound Initiative New York internships here.

ArtBound Initiative connects students and recent graduates with key players in the creative industry in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, and Sydney. The program includes guaranteed internship placement, one-on-one coaching, travel support (housing, visa & insurance), and events.

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