Visual Culture

Lu Guang, the Chinese photographer missing since November, was arrested.

Alex Wexelman
Dec 17, 2018 5:33PM, via New York Times

The award-winning Chinese photographer who went missing early last month has been accounted for at last. New York-based photographer Lu Guang was arrested by police while visiting the Xinjiang region, his wife Xu Xiaoli said on Friday.

She told the New York Times that earlier this week, the police finally confirmed to Lu’s family in China that he had been arrested in Kashgar, though they were neither told what he was charged with nor were they provided with any written documentation of the arrest.

Xu wrote in a tweet: “Family members have already entrusted lawyers to contact the case-handling authorities, and they have not been allowed to meet with Lu Guang.” Lu is known for his documentary photography, which often focuses on those on the fringes of Chinese society.

Alex Wexelman
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