Fu Bingchang 傅秉常 (1895-1965), also known as Foo Ping-sheung, was born in Guangdong. Since his childhood he was encouraged to artistic creation for his mother were a known local painter. Once grown up, he went to Hong Kong in order to study civil engineering and ultimately became a diplomat and Nationalist politician later in his career. After graduation, his interest turned to photography and he founded with friends the short-lived Jinshi society specialized in scenic photography. Fu Bingchang was an accomplished portrait and landscape photographer, in a Pictorialist style, and photographed his friends and colleagues in the Guomindang, making the Fu Collection especially significant.