Yin Fukang (1927) was a native of Nanjing. In July 1949, after the liberation of Nanjing, he was introduced by a friend to go to Shanghai to participate in the work of the East China Pictorial (华东画报). In a blink of an eye, he turned from an from an ordinary portrait photographer into a national cadre. At the Pictorial Office, he was assigned to work in the production team, mainly responsible for developing negatives and enlarging photos. In 1951, he began to study photography and interviewing techniques, during which he took photos of the major events at the time. In 1952, he was transferred to the newly established Shanghai People's Fine Arts Publishing House, where he worked in publishing and photography for nearly 40 years until he retired.