Zheng Guo’en was born in January 1930, in Anda, Heilongjiang, China, and died on April 18, 2019.
He was a Chinese film theorist, cinematographer, director, and educator.
He has been a longtime professor at Beijing Film Academy, he trained many prominent Chinese filmmakers including Zhang Yimou.
Zheng Guo’en received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in 2018.
Zheng Guo’en entered the Northeast Film Studio as a learner in 1948 and functioned as a cinematographer at the studio in the wake of finishing his preparation.
Zheng Guo’en entered Northeast Normal University in 1951 and graduated three years after the fact with a degree in the Russian language.
From 1954 to 1956, he worked and prepared at Mosfilm in the Soviet Union. In the wake of coming back to China in 1956, he started instructing at Beijing Film Academy.
From 1962 to 1964, Zheng Guo’en went through an additional two years in the Soviet Union to encourage his examinations at the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography.
After the disturbances of the Cultural Revolution, Zheng filled in as delegate seat and later seat (after 1984) of the Department of Cinematography of Beijing Film Academy.
Zheng Guo’en’s understudies included Zhang Yimou, Gu Changwei, Hou Yong, Wang Xiaolin, and Zhang Huijun.
During 1999, Zheng went to Chengdu and built up the cinematography office at Sichuan Film and Television University.
Zheng Guo’en was named a privileged teacher at the university.
He co-coordinated the film At the Foot of the Icy Mountain (1984) and was the cinematographer A Girl’s Tomb (1982), Red Waves in the Blue Sea (1975), among others.
Zheng Guo’en passed away at 89 years old.