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Tim Franco

Tim Franco is Franco-Polish freelance photographer based in Shanghai. He specializes in portrait and urban landscape photography. Since he first came to China in 2005, Tim Franco has been documenting the urban and social transformations that have been taking place in China through the lens of his singular aesthetic. He is available for commercial and editorial work in shanghai

Among his projects is a comprehensive depiction of the growth of the alternative music scene in China and particularly Shanghai. The project was synthesized and published in a book, “Shanghai Soundbites”, released in June 2008 in response to the attitude towards cultural expression manifested in the lead up to the Beijing Olympics. Subsequently, the pictures have been included in numerous news and lifestyle publications both in China and abroad.

He now continues his work documenting the urban development of chinese cities and its social impact on the local people. He is also involved in local youth and underground movement both in China and greater asia. Tim Franco is a regular contributor to Le Monde ( newspaper and magazine ), but his work has also been published in NRC, Global Journal, Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, The Fader, CNN online, Time Out, Urban.

Through his urban landscapes work, Tim Franco has been also working on commercial architecture project with clients such as KPF, Zaha Hadid, Enrico Navarra Gallery.

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