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Tsukiji Fish Market
Shen Chao-Liang

Tsukiji Fish Market, Shen Chao-LiangTsukiji Fish Market
Shen Chao-Liang


152 pages
210 x 270 mm
Hardcover, with cardboard sleeve
ISBN 97895741674994



In 1993 Shen Chao-Liang started to shoot photos of Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market, one of the biggest wholesale fish and seafood markets in the world. To capture images of the people working there, Shen often arrived at around midnight so that he was on hand when the market began to get busy in the early hours of the morning. The Tsukiji project went on for 16 years, during which Shen took advantage of every opportunity to go back to the fish market for more shots. The images he acquired during the time gave birth to his photography book Tsukiji Fish Market in 2010.


About the Artist
Shen Chao-Liang was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1968. He obtained his master degree from the Graduate School of the Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. He worked as a photojournalist and Vice Convenor for the Entertainment, Art and Literature News Center of the Liberty Times, and the Artist in Residence at National Central University, Taiwan. Shen has been dedicated to feature photography since 1993. From his early works of Reflections of Nan-Fang-Ao (2001) to the latter series of YULAN Magnolia Flower (2008), Tsukiji Fish Market (2010) and STAGE (2011), he has been recognized by his sophisticated style of image creation and commitment to documenting the evolution of Taiwan society.

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