Zhang Wei was born in Shangluo city, Shaanxi province of China in 1977, currently lives and works in Beijing. 
He was nominated by Outstanding Photographer 2019, Golden Panda Photography Awards 2016, Prudential Eye Awards Contemporary Asian Art, won the New Photo Award of China in 2013, and was selected in the annual photography ranking the same year.  In 2011, he won the China Top 20 award. In 2010, he won the Global Times 2010 Artists Award Of The Year. 2009, he was nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize and won the Lishui Photography Festival Award the same year. 
 His works has been reported by Le Temps, spiegel.de, The New York Times, WIRED, and “francetvinfo”.