Max Li arrived in the US from China as a 10th grader.

During his undergraduate study at the University of California Irvine, he worked as a documentary photographer. At that time, he traveled extensively and intimately encountered numerous cultural settings, which shaped his cross-cultural perspective on the differences between domestic and foreign experiences.

After acquiring a BFA in honor, he moved to New York City to run a tintype studio in a VR arcade store on the lower east side of Manhattan while working at Mark Seliger studio. Max engaged himself with an ultra-wide spectrum of personalities by doing photographic work at the studios, on-site, and in the streets.

In the spring of 2021, Max acquired his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Chicago, focusing on an interdisciplinary artistic practice. He now lives and works in Chicago; his studio is hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Chicago.

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