Chao-Liang Shen, ‘Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan: 1994.07’, 1997, Japan Society Benefit Auction 2016

Born in Tainan, Taiwan and based in Taipei, Shen Chao-Liang began his career as a photojournalist for the Liberty Times, Taiwan. In his recent photographic series Shen excavates social landscapes, providing insight into the everyday life of particular communities as a participant and observer. His series of Tsukiji Fish Market (the largest wholesale market in the world and a major tourist destination) captures the early morning delivery of tuna to be prepared for auction in 1997. Shen is one of a select group of artists who have captured the unique culture and community that has emerged around Tsukiji, which opened in 1935, before its long history became politically fraught.


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Signature: Signed on verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and AKI Gallery

About Chao-Liang Shen

Taiwanese, b. 1968, Taiwan, based in Taiwan

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