TIME (1959_2013)
Chang Chao-Tang 張照堂 / Taiwan

TIME is a selection of photographs from the career of Chang Chao-Tang featured at his first solo retrospective at the Taipei Fine Art Museum. Chang describes his imagery as depicting loss and finding affinity with Taiwan’s Lost Generation. In an essay, Chang writes “My images are of real people and places, but they are not about superficial emotions nor are they just a result of being a witness to events.”

Biography

Chao-Tang Chang, born in 1943 in Panchiao City, Taipei County, is one of Taiwan’s most important photographers. Chang began taking pictures as a teenager in high school at the start of the White Terror period, which referred to 38 years of martial law in Taiwan imposed by the Chinese Kuomintang. Chang’s imagery is influenced by the social realist works in literature and surrealist painting. In 2013, he had his first major retrospective exhibition at the Taipei Fine Art Museum.

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Special Showcase of Hong Kong and Taiwan Photography curated by Kevin WY Lee for the 11th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival 2015 (angkor-photo.com/2015guestcurator/).

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Special Showcase of Hong Kong and Taiwan Photography curated by Kevin WY Lee for the 11th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival 2015 (angkor-photo.com/2015guestcurator/).

"When we talk about photography from East Asia, China and Japan usually…


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Special Showcase of Hong Kong and Taiwan Photography curated by Kevin WY Lee for the 11th Edition of the Angkor Photo Festival 2015 (angkor-photo.com/2015guestcurator/).

"When we talk about photography from East Asia, China and Japan usually dominates conversations and we are exposed too much from these two territories. The invitation by Angkor Photo Festival to curate an evening of slideshows is an opportunity to introduce great photography and photographers from Taiwan and Hong Kong to the young Southeast Asian audiences at the festival and hopefully initiate more dialogue and exchange between the regions.

Hong Kong and Taiwan have shared proximity to China in every sense of the word – geographically, historically, politically and culturally. The ideas and notions of territories, borders, custodianship, post-colonial identity and nationhood are shared between them. These notions are not unfamiliar to us in Southeast Asia.

The showcase features 18 photographers from varying age, experience and approaches to photography from the observed, interpretative to the traditional reportage, from Chang Chao Tang, a Taiwanese Master Photographer to Lam Yik Fei, an emerging photojournalist in Hong Kong.

I hope it will be beneficial for young Southeast Asian photographers (esp. the participants who have just finished the workshops) to take on an external view, by looking at how logos and motifs are translated in the photography, language and spirit of the people in these countries and reflect on their own symbols and authorship."

Curator:
Kevin WY Lee
kevinwylee.com

Featured Photographers:
Alfred Ko Chi-Keung 高志強, Hong Kong
Chan Dick 陳的, Hong Kong
Chang Chao-Tang 張照堂, Taiwan
Chen Chin-Pao 陳敬寶, Taiwan
Ducky Tse 謝至德, Hong Kong
Dustin Shum 岑允逸, Hong Kong
Guan Xiao-Rong 關曉榮, Taiwan
Johnny Gin 甄祖伦, Hong Kong
Lam Chun Tung 林振東, Hong Kong
Lam Yik Fei 林亦非, Hong Kong
Lau Chi Chung 劉智聰, Hong Kong
Paul Yeung 楊德銘, Hong Kong
Peng-Chun Yen 顏鵬峻, Taiwan
Shen Chao-Liang 沈昭良, Taiwan
Terry Ng 吳漢曦, Hong Kong
Tou Yun-Fei 杜韻飛, Taiwan
Vincent Yu 余偉建, Hong Kong
Wong Kan Tai 黃勤帶, Hong Kong

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