The Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU is pleased to host a public lecture and exhibit on: “Doubleness: Photography of Chien-Chi Chang” on 13 December, 2008(Saturday). Chien-Chi Chang is an accomplished photographer and member of the prestigious photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. He will present four projects at the lecture; The Chain; I do I do I do; Double Happiness; and China Town.
Each photograph deftly captures the synergy between him and his subjects without being intrusive. Chang’s purposeful style of repeating a particular scene and moment in a series of photographs of different people results in a clever conveyance of ‘doubleness’ in the partnership of his subjects. In the tireless pursuit of truth, these unadorned works reveal Chang’s fascination about relationships and his concern for the human condition. Working along the margins of documentary, journalism and art, the photographs and videos in this lecture not only document injustice; but more importantly, they lead us to confront the issues, the people and, in the end, ourselves.
Speaker: Mr. Chien-chi Chang
Date: 13 Dec 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Agnés b Cinema! Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai
*Exhibition of students’ work at 6 p.m./Lecture 7-8:30 p.m.
Admission is free. For details and online registration, please visit this link.
About the Speaker:
Chien-Chi Chang, born in Taiwan in 1961, joined the agency in 1995. He currently lives and works in Taipei and New York City. For more about Magnum Photos, please visit www.magnumphotos.com
This event is co-sponsored by Muse Magazine. For enquiries contact Kylie Chan at [email protected] or 2219-4416.