RongRong is a Chinese photographer, who achieved prominence in the 1990s for his gritty depictions of life in the East Village of Beijing. More recently, he has been recognized for his collaborations with artistic partner and wife, inri, whom he met in 2000. Born in 1968, RongRong lives and works in Beijing. inri earned her training as a portrait photographer for a Japanese newspaper before setting out on her own in 1997 to pursue less traditional subject matter. Born in 1973 in Kanagawa, inri lives and works in Beijing.