Linda Zhengová is a Czech photographer and writer currently based in the Netherlands. She has a background in International Studies and finished her BA at Leiden University in 2018. In 2019 she graduated with MA in Media Studies (specialization in Film and Photographic Studies) at Leiden University with distinction (cum laude). Recently, she graduated with a Photography BA at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
In her writings, she delves into topics of gender, post-humanism, and photographic theories in order to discuss works of others and themes that interest her. At the moment, she is editorially contributing to GUP Magazine, EEP Berlin, and Discarded Magazine.
Linda shoots pictures for about nine years and her fields are both documentary and fiction photography. To make a clear specification of her photographic work is difficult as it highly depends upon how we understand reality and where is the border when we start to define artificial constructions. Overall, she uses the medium to challenge the existing boundaries and taboos surrounding the themes of gender, sexuality, and trauma. Highlighted with saturated colours and darkness, her imagery strives to trigger a transformation in the viewer through an aesthetic experience. By confronting her viewers with intimacy and discomfort, she attempts to create an imaginary collective weaved through empathy.
In terms of her professional career, her work was published in numerous art magazines and newspapers, for instance in Prague Post, Pilsner Journal, Vogue Italia, LINDA, Discarded Magazine etc. Several personal projects have been also exhibited in cities such as Prague (CZ), Pilsen (CZ), Novi Sad (SRB), Brussels (BE) and The Hague (NL).