the editors/photos courtesy of Chien Yung-ping/tr. by Scott Gregory
Ladies of a Big Family, Yang Baocai, 1920s. (courtesy of Chien Yung-ping)
Starlet Zhang Meiyao, Lin Shouyi, 1952. (courtesy of Chien Yung-ping)
Photography in Taiwan has over a hundred years of history. In the late 19th century, Taiwan already had locally-run photography studios, or shashinkan in Japanese. In the Japanese colonial era, it was very fashionable to go to a shashinkan to have photos taken. It was also something that only people of the upper classes could afford.
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