TIFA 2022 People / Portrait

Passing Merchants

  • Prize
    Gold in People/Portrait
  • Photographer
    Shaoyi Zhang
  • Agency / Studio
  • Photo Date
    2019 - 2020

Passing Merchants, which showcases small businesses in Shanghai facing disappearance today due to urban development. Demolition of old streets and high rental costs in newer places have forced these small businesses to shut down, chasing off “non-local” people to get back to their hometown or displacing people outside of city center.