Chen Zonglie, a former senior photojournalist of Beijing Review. Born in March 1932 in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, Chen is a CPC member and senior reporter.
Studied in the Beijing Film Academy from September 1954 to 1956, and then started to work in Tibet Daily as a photographer. In his 25 years of stay, he covered life of people in the urban, rural and pastoral areas, the Democratic Reform, and the economic construction in the region. He also covered the Chinese mountaineers who climbed to the top of the Qomolangma.
While working in Tibet Daily, Chen served as chief editor of Plateau Pictorial and Fortnight Pictorial.
In 1960 Chen was cited as a National Model Worker and attended the National Conference of Model Workers in Beijing in June. In the same year, he was cited as an Advanced Worker of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and attended the TAR Congress of Advanced Workers in December in Lhasa.
In 1960 and 1978, Chen was elected representative of literary and art workers in Tibet and attended the 3rd and 4th TAR Conferences of Literature and Art Workers.
In 1960, Chen became a member of the China Photographers' Association, and elected Director of the Association three times from 1978 to 2002.