The Shanghai Center of Photography (SCP) opened to the public in May, 2015. An intimate, innovative venue, the SCP is the first space of its kind in Shanghai, blending the atmosphere of a photo gallery with the scope and vision of a museum. The SCP exhibits photographs from artists around the world, aiming to renew and reinvigorate public enthusiasm for photography.
American architects, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, designed the Shanghai Center of Photography to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning founder Liu Xiangcheng's cross-cultural inspiration to life.
About the Founder
Liu Xiangcheng has edited and authored numerous books and collections of Chinese photography. As chief photographer in China for Time Magazine and the Associated Press, beginning in 1977, he has observed and recorded China's era of reform and expansion. For his reporting on the collapse of the Soviet Union, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for photo-journalism.
Mr. Liu's books have been published with Taschen, Viking, and Penguin, and his China after the Mao Years received a rave review in Newsweek. He is considered an authority on Chinese photography, and has been aptly dubbed the "Henri Cartier-Bresson of China."
June 24, 2021 1:51 pm local time
Tuesday to Sunday 10: 30-17: 30 (last admission 17:00)
Closed every Monday on
statutory holidays, temporary closures will be announced separately
Metro: line 11 Yunjin Road, exit 2
car: Dragon Road near Fung Valley Road, Bank Arts Center before
parking: parking venue is not set, go to the West Bank Arts Center parking next to Long Portland Road parking lot; about 3 minutes walk to the museum
2555-1, Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China