“Behind the Camera” is an interview series with photographers focused on street photography, or street-specific elements in Shanghai. Through this, I hope to cultivate a wide spectrum of voices and perspectives on shooting in the streets in China: foreign and local photogs, film and digital, Modern China vs China of the past, traditional vs abstract composition. 

Not all are professional photographers. Some are serious enthusiasts who are dedicated to documenting an aspect of Shanghai or China that I hope people will notice. I also believe this to be a good opportunity for people (myself included) to learn about different photographers’ processes behind their style and work. 

If readers have questions they would like for the photographers to discuss or recommendations of photographers they would like to be featured, you can write me via my Contact Sheet

 

Interview with Howard W. French on his “Disappearing Shanghai” series 

 

Interview with Katya Knyazeva on documenting Old Town (老城厢) in Shanghai 

 

Interview with 席子(Xi Zi) on documenting Shanghai’s longtang (弄堂) shikumen (石库门) 

 

Interview with 唐颖 (Tang Ying) on street photography in Shanghai 

Interview with Tim Franco on photographing Urban Shanghai



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