Chien-Chi Chang

1961, Taichung, Taiwan

Chien-Chi Chang primarily uses photography as his artistic medium to explore the alienation and connection between people in contemporary society by developing long-term, interactive relationships with the subjects. In his earlier series The Chain (1993-1999) which was first exhibited at the Taiwan Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, 2001, Chang created life-sized portraits of patients at Taiwan’s Long Fa Temple psychiatric hospital. In recent years he has expanded his medium to include sound and the moving images, which has enriched his photography-based narratives.He began a professional career as a photojournalist in 1991, and has worked for the Seattle Times and the Baltimore Sun. He joined Magnum Photos in 1995 and became a full member in 2001.