Saana Wang is a Finnish fine art photographer. In her photographs, Saana Wang depicts the changing of social structure and city urbanization in China. Wang uses the masks of the traditional Beijing opera to transform the local Chinese residents into fictional characters. As a decisive step towards defamiliarization, she turns the people´s spare living rooms into a stage. Saana Wang conveys multilayered reality that express structures of power as well as tensions between the different elements in the picture.

Saana Wang has had exhibitions in New York, the United States, Europe such as Finland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, as well as east Asia. Saana Wang won the International Photography Prize International Talent Support – Photo Award 2009. Saana Wang is part of the “photographic movement ‘Helsinki School’. Saana Wang lives and works in New York City, and Helsinki Finland.