Savage is pleased to sponsor renowned international fashion and commercial photographer, Zhang Jingna.
Born in the suburbs of Beijing, Jingna moved to Singapore at age eight. She bought her first camera when she was a fashion design student at 18. With a natural eye and talent for the lens, she left school before graduation to pursue photography full time. In the year after she turned pro, international ad agency Ogilvy & Mather approached her to shoot for Mercedes Benz Taiwan. She also became a regular contributor to Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and took two third-place prizes in the highly prestigious International Photography Awards.
Since then, Jingna’s portfolio has expanded to include such companies as MontBlanc, Canon, Lancome, Pond’s, TRESemme, and Random House Publishing. She is now based in New York where she continues to work with leading publishers and other companies worldwide.
Jingna’s relationship with Savage began when she used the company’s backdrops for her famous Motherland Chronicles series. She will be a featured photographer on Savage’s blog, showcasing her photographs and providing reviews on select Savage products. “I have been using Savage backdrops for many years and am very excited about the new possibilities and directions my work can take with the support of Savage Universal. I very much look forward to working together!” said Jingna.
“We are very pleased to have this sponsorship opportunity with Zhang Jingna,” said Savage Internet Marketing Manager, Brittany Turner. “She has an incredibly unique, creative eye and we look forward to a long, prosperous relationship with her.”
From its beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, Savage has a commitment to quality and innovation that defined the company in the beginning and continues to define it today. Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of Savage’s manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. The company continues to develop innovative products, especially in the digital arena, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.