Chris Shaw

"chris shaw's artistic practice comprises photo books, exhibitions ,and hand printed archive prints,the books include, Life as a night porter (twin palms 2006) an A3-sized monograph capturing the life and lifestyle of a night porter in london 1993-2004..also .. Before and after night porter (kehrer 2012) then Weeds OF Wallasey (superlabo) 2013 horizon icon (adad)...and retrospecting sandy hill (morel books ) both november 2015 chris shaw has 90 prints in the tate collection -15 in frac nantes several in the carniege pittsburg- horizon icons exhibited at honore paris november 2015 night porter series recently exhibited by agnes.b at her paris gallery gallery du jour (feb2016)60 weeds of wallasey in landskrona photo festival sweden (2015) exhibited at Tate Britain in 2014, night porter in moscow muséum of Photography may 2014 also weeds of wallasey in aura Gallery beijing in 2014.. first solo show in the cafe tabac cafe bold st liverpool in 1991. has lived in paris twice- the second time from 2009makes and sells his own prints... works with black and white film..and fibre based printing paperis doing the thing that makes you successful..."

Born in 1961 chris shaw is a black and white photographer who believes in communicating an expressionist feeling between viewer and subject. he has lived in paris since 2009 shaw studied photography at wscad 1986-89 with martin parr and paul graham but pursued his artistic metier in black and white,while working as a night porter in london hotels,finally his perseverance paid off life as a night porter was published in 2005 which has since been exhibited world wide, there have been other bodies of work shown since and he has published five books.

february-inbetween gallery- rue chapon-paris-small morning

march Agnes.b gallery paris paris-night porter-

june -2016

may 2016
london photo at galerie du jour, agnes b gallery london photo festival

feb 2016
night porter at agnes b gallerie du jour, Paris, France

november 2015
horizon icons at galerie rue visconti, Paris, France

weeds of wallasey at landskrona museum/landskona photo festival, landskrona sweden

march 2015
chris shaw at hong kong photobook festival, hong kong arts centre wan chai

march 2015
weeds of wallasey at format derby, derby u.k.

2014 sept
weeds of wallasey at zen photo gallery, tokyo

june 2014
night porter at moscow museum of photography, Moscow, Russia

may 2014
weeds of wallasey at aura gallery, Beijing, China

november 2013-march 2014
before and after night porter at TATE BRITAIN, London, UK
showing the 90 chris shaw prints in tate collection

tokyo photo festival at shibuya, tokyo

aura gallery beijing-weeds of wallasey

zen photo tokyo

tokyo photo guest of honor

moscow museum of photography

roy khamen gallery amsterdam

rencontres arles

779 galerie paris

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Tate, London
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Archive of Modern Conflict, London
Wilson centre, Hampstead, London
FRAC, for NANTES,pays de la loire France[
AGNES B collection
Hyman Collection, London

life as a night porter (twin palms usa)2006
before and after night porter(kehrer germany)2012
weeds of wallasey(superlabo japan)2013
retrospecting sandy hill(morel uk)
horizon icons (adad books FR)

Extracted from Chris Shaw's personal website.

Chris Shaw

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