One of the largest of its kind in China, M97 was established in 2006 in Shanghai, China's financial capital and global city. Consistently exhibiting contemporary and fine art photography that spans all genres of the medium, M97 represents an eclectic range of important emerging and established artists working with photography. After 10 years on Moganshan Road, in 2016 the gallery relocated closer to the city center in Shanghai's Jingan District in a converted 1940's factory complex developed by the Anken Group and is located at 363 Changping Road near North Shaanxi Road. On the first floor M97 operates the gallery space and studio. Located on the second floor is the M97 Project Space and bookstore. In the over 10 years since it's founding, M97 is dedicated to promoting and developing the appreciation of photography as a modern and contemporary art form in China.