Hasibaolige was born in Ejin Banner, Inner Mongolia, He was graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Xi 'an Academy of Fine Arts. As a man born and raised in Inner Mongolia and deeply influenced by Central Plains Chinese culture, after years back to his native land, He begins to explore this homeland in a different sight. He didn’t spend much time of filing scenes where ‘The wind blows the grass to see the cattle and sheep ‘, instead he focus on the fellow countryman. In his photography, characters are nature and plain, have no means to put on the native costumes by purpose, some of characters not even looks like Mongolia people. His work has huge differences from the photos taken by foreigners who with ideas of "Into the distance ", or who trying to satisfy their curiosity about exotic charm and visual spectacles.
September is the most beautiful season is his hometown, at this time of the year, he can hardly control his passion to creating in the wonderland, and it’s a form of healing for him. Most of His Close-up portraits are shooting at close range with medium focus and barely use of long focus lens, he and the characters have fully communications and become intimate friends, he take photos closely and capture their inner worlds, recording their joys and sorrows, blend into his true feeling. He has following shot of some of his characters for at least ten years, he found out that they are changing but he changed with them as well. Not many photographers take photos like him in the thoughtful "documentary" style, probably because his deeply love for his hometown.
I especially like the set of photographs called ‘Torgut‘, He said those photos were taken from the westernmost from Inner Mongolia, from the ‘back of rooster’ (northwest of China).Where the color is gold, the climate is extremely dry, the environment is tough. Those people there were beaten by nature, wind and sand every day, and their heart become soft, which locals calls that "hard soil born tender heart". From the characters' faces full of "gullies" and calm eyes, we saw the weather-beaten vicissitudes, and felt the unyielding and toughness of life.
The photos of ‘Ujimqin’ seems much closer to our general impression of Inner Mongolia, which is a fertile land full of green, and the characters in the scene have become mighty tall and majestic-looking, which should be called "soft soil born tough people".
The photos called "Return to homeland" was focus on a special crowd, they returned from Mongolia to embrace their motherland, they have a different kind of humanity imprint...
Hasibaolige using lens to tell us the touching stories of the land,keep the record of the Unforgettable and beautiful nostalgia..
Born in 1970 in Ejin banner, Inner Mongolia
Graduated from the Oil painting Department of Xi 'an Academy of Fine Arts in 1996
From 1996 to 1999, He taught in Xi 'an Foreign Language School
From 1999 to 2002, He taught in Adult education college of Shanxi Normal University
He lives in Beijing since 2008 until now