Xue Zijiang 薛子江 (1910-1962, Shunde, Guangdong) was renown for his landscape photographs. He moved to Hong Kong at eleven years old to make a living. From 1929 to 1933, he served as an elevator worker at Hong Kong's Guangdong Bank. It was in the early 1930s that he started to take photos. The first prize of the Hong Kong Frento Photography Competition was the first photographic award he received. He was later awarded the first prize of the Hong Kong Photography Competition hosted by Desai West for two consecutive years. He then participated in the "620 group" which was composed of amateur photographers in Hong Kong.
In 1941, Xue Zijiang and his friends opened an international photography space on Queen's Road. They began to devote themselves to artistic photography. After the outbreak of the Pacific War in the early 1940s, he left Hong Kong and went back to Guangdong. In 1945, after the Japanese surrendered, he opened the Guanglin photography shop in Guangzhou and founded the Association of Photography there, with Cai Junsan serving as its first president.
After 1949, Xue Zijiang served as a photographer in China News Agency, he became the executive director of the Association of Chinese Photography, executive director of China Photography magazine, and a jury member for the National Photo Festival. He was also a member of the Royal Photographic Association of the United Kingdom, an honorary member of Dutch photo magazine Focus, and an honorary member of the Indian Photography Association.
Today Huang Jianpeng Gallery’s collection encompasses more than twenty early large-scale prints of Xue Zijiang, which were printed in the 1950s for his solo exhibitions in Beijing and Hong Kong. These prints are stamped as part of the collection of Photo Pictorial and were originally collected by the photographer Chen Fuli and Wu Xiaoyi.