Established in 2016, Imageless is an award-winning independent photobook publisher based in Shanghai, China. Through producing high-quality, limited-edition photobooks, our primary goal is to increase the representation of East-Asian photographers in the global photography community.
While focusing predominantly on Chinese photography, we aim to work with some of East Asia’s most promising and prominent contemporary photographers to produce powerful work that blends unique visual languages with culturally nuanced storytelling.
Our ethos of uncovering new talent and helping to develop the careers of up-and-coming photographers is at the core of the annual Imageless Dummy Photobook Award (IDPA) and Imageless Emerging Photographer Grant.
As of January 2022, Imageless has published 24 photobooks and held exhibitions, educational events, and international art exchanges all over China.In 2019, 'The Eighth Day' by artist Gao Shan won The Aperture Foundation's 'First Photobook Award' at Paris Photo.