Chieko Shiraishi was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. She studied photography and darkroom technique at a workshop given in Funabashi-shi, Chiba Prefecture, by Katsuhito Nakazato and Kazuo Kitai. Since 1998, she has shown her work widely in Tokyo and also in Chiba, with a dozen solo exhibitions. It is held in the permanent collections of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts and the Ashikaga Museum of Art.
Chieko Shiraishi has published two books of her photographs, Saboten to Shippo (Cactus and Tail) in 2008, and Shimakage (Island Shadow) in 2015, and co-authored Umi ni Shizunda Machi (Towns that Sank into the Sea), published in 2011. She lives and works in Tokyo.