Liang-Pin Tsao (Liang)

Born and raised in Taiwan, Liang-Pin Tsao is an artist based in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds an MFA degree from Pratt Institute, and his works have been exhibited internationally. Liang is the recipient of New York Residency Program sponsored by the Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Pak-Hing Kan Arts Grant, and scholarship from Pratt Institute among others. His recent works investigate the relational tension between people and environment, exploring its socio-cultural significance. In addition, Liang devotes himself to photographic eduction and curatorial affairs, and has been invited by Taipei Fine Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei Artist Village, etc. He has initiated a symposium project, PHOTO TALKS, since 2015 to help promote contemporary photography in Taiwan. In 2016, he establishes Lightbox Photo Library with an aim to collect and organize publications on Taiwananese Photography, which is free and open to all.

Lastly, my colleagues Yun-Jen and Lan-Yi ask me to write a few words from heart. Here they are: I am feeling revitalizing and hopeful working with young people. I am grateful to them for their hard work and unflagging support despite their modest salary. They lead me to believe that together we can do well by doing good.
 
Yun-Jen Cheng

Yun-Jen Cheng graduated from the Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science at National Taiwan University (NTU). In addition to his roles as Reference Librarian at the NTU Library and construction personnel of the Institutional Repository, he served as the general affairs chief of the NTU Photo Club, and taught workshops and courses on darkrooms for the NTU Photography Camp. He specializes in social network analysis, and is interested in discussing, reading, and writing about photography and film.

His responsibilities at Lightbox include the cataloguing, organization, promotion and development of the library’s archives; compiling and collecting a list of books on Taiwanese photography, and website construction and management. He was drawn to the Lightbox pioneering concept of consolidating the photographic arts in a library, and joined the team with hopes that in the process of making books on photography available to members of the public, that he may find time to sneak a peek into more books himself.

 
Lan-Yi Wei

Never one to sit still, Lan-Yi Wei enjoys photography, enjoys running amok, enjoys making new friends, and enjoys organizing events. She feels fortunate to be able to join the Lightbox team and hopes to make new friends here. She also hopes that his efforts will catalyze the occurrence of interesting events, and that she will grow as Lightbox grows.

P.S. A graduate of the Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University, she has served as the Activities Chair for the NTU Photo Club, NTU Photography Camp Activities Coordinator, and project planner at Zoeii Cultural and Creative. Her role at Lightbox is Event Planning and Project Management.