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, Taiwan. Shen worked as a photojournalist and vice-convener at the Liberty Times, and the Artist in Residence at National Central University. He 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) and Tsukiji Fish Market (2010), Shen has been broadly recognized by his sophisticated style of image creation and commitment to documenting the evolution of Taiwanese society. Shen’s works are published and exhibited both at home and abroad. He won the Golden Tripod Award of Best Photography (magazine category) of Taiwan in 2000 and 2002, and his Reflections of Nan-fang-ao and Taiwanese Cabaret series won the Asia Award in Sagamihara, Japan (2004), and the Best Foreign Photographer Award at the Dong-gang Photography Festival, Korea (2006), respectively.
Shen’s recent STAGE series, in which he documented a unique Taiwan entertainment culture in a surrealistic and colorful style of image, was exhibited in the 2008 Deagu Photo Biennale, Korea, and the 2009 GETXOPHOTO, Bilbao, Spain, and in a solo exhibition in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, New York, US, and Toronto, Canada. He is also invited at the 2010 Dali International Photography Exhibition, China, the 2010 Taiwan Biennale, the 2011 Contemporary Art Exhibition across the Strait in Beijing, China and Taichung, Taiwan, the 2011 Art Hong Kong, and the 2011 PHOTOQUAI, Paris, France. In December, 2010, the series won him the Honorable Mention of 2010 Taipei Art Award.Shen’s publications include Tsukiji Fish Market, YULAN Magnolia Flower, Reflections of Nan-Fang-Ao, and Brand 9 – the Creative Ideas of the World’s Nine Best-Selling Brands. Currently he is a freelancer and teaches photography at several universities in Taiwan.
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