Taipei Fine Arts Museum has shared the work of renowned Taiwanese photographer Li Ming–diao with HKFP.
Li was most active during the 1930s to 50s and is known for his intimate shots of life among local Taiwanese communities.
Born in Taipei City, Li studied watercolour painting at Lingnan School of Arts before transitioning into photography.
Along with photographers Chang Tsai and Deng Nan-guang, he established himself as one of the forefathers of domestic photography during the dawn of the martial law period in Taiwan.
The trio was collectively known as the “three swordsmen.”
In 1948, he held his first solo photography exhibition in Taiwan following the Japanese occupation.
In 1951, he founded a monthly photography magazine called the “Art of Photography Monthly.”
His work focuses on the harmony between people and landscapes.