Born in 1961 in Taichung, Taiwan, Chien-Chi Chang, who currently lives and works in Graz, Austria, received his bachelor’s degree from Soochow University in 1984, and his master’s degree from Indiana University in 1990. He began a professional career as a photojournalist in 1991, and has worked for both the Seattle Times and the Baltimore Sun. He joined the world famous photographic cooperative Magnum Photos in 1995 and became a full member in 2001.
Primarily using photography as his artistic medium, Chien-Chi Chang explores alienation and connection between people in contemporary society by developing long- term, interactive relationships with the subjects.
In recent years Chang has expanded his medium to include sound and the moving images, which has enriched his photography-based narratives with additional, multiple elements.