Nico Therin Photographed the Workers of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 28, 2015
References: nicotherin & mymodernmet
Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the world's most famous outdoor markets, and this compilation by Nico Therin celebrates the rarely-seen workers who help bring the market to life. The upcoming relocation of the market promoted the French photographer to visit the historic site and document the space.

The market has been in operation since 1935 and offers over 400 kinds of seafood. Its current site is extremely valuable because of its proximity to Tokyo, which ultimately facilitated the relocation. When researching the Tsukiji Fish Market, images of seafood, fish and the unique food is typically the focus. Therin however, took this opportunity to capture ordinary workers, their emotions and daily lives. Many of these people have dedicated their lives to the wholesale market and Therin believed in the importance of showcasing them.