The pace of urban development in Shanghai is as swift as it is unrelenting and its impact is far-reaching in both the positive and negative.
I photograph and collect stories in Shanghai, seeking to capture the lives of ordinary Shanghainese and 外地人 or “waidiren” in the city, as well as the process behind the city’s rapid urbanisation.
My work is a mix of photojournalism and street photography. The former allows me to cover a wider gamut of topics such as old architecture, individual stories, lifestyle, while the latter is indicative of a style of photography I sometimes prefer.
For interviews I have given about photography, blogging and Shanghai in general can be found on the Published Work page.
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“The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.” ~ Aldous Huxley
The livestock market of Kashgar, Xinjiang (Photo Essays)
[…] Shanghai Street Stories is the photoblog of Sue Anne Tay, where you will occasionally find the back-stories of her trips to Central Asia and a ton of street photos (mostly about the daily life of Shanghai). […]
Il mercato dell'allevamento di Kashgar, Xinjiang (Photo Essays)
[…] Shanghai Street Stories è il fotoblog di Sue Anne Tay, dove puoi trovare i resoconti dei suoi viaggi in Asia Centrale e una marea di foto di strada (principalemente dedicate alla vita quotidiana di Shanghai). […]
El mercado de ganado de Kashgar, Xinjiang (Ensayo Fotográfico)
[…] Shanghai Street Stories es el fotoblog de Sue Anne Tay, donde en ocasiones encontrar las historias sucedidas durante sus viajes a Asia Central y un montón de fotos de la vida en la calle (sobre todo acerca de la vida cotidiana de Shanghai). […]