Liu Chen Hsiang is a graduate of Fu Hsin Trade and Arts School who had his first solo exhibition at age 20 and has also held the position of editor-in-chief for the photography publication Taipeian under the Independence news group. He is the official photographer for the Cloudgate Dance Company and is constantly working with companies in the performing arts industry. Liu leads the scene of photography for the performing arts and was the official photographer for many films in the Taiwanese New Wave movement. He has also documented the imposing and lifting of martial law in Taiwan as a photojournalist.
His artistic vision is an acute and sensitive one, framing and interpreting the times he lives in; he and his work have been described by a senior figure in the photography scene Mr. Chang Chao-Tang as ‘an eight-eyed spider’. He is the recipient of the 33rd Wu San-lien Awards in the category of photography, where the judges praised his work for ‘witnessing the pulsing and changing of the Taiwanese culture and society, and has successfully captured the momentous beauty of a dancer in movement.’
He has published photography books including Taiwan Photography Files, In Between the Moments: Cloud Gate in a photographer’s memory, A Mouthful of Fish Bone, and Family Album.