27.12.05

The Chain

Freedom and constraint, love and alienation, compassion and shame. These are only some of the complex issues that define the ambiguous relationships between the people captured in Chien-Chi Chang's photographs and the outside world. Contemplating the nature of human bonds and societal ties, these sombre monochrome images portray inmates from a Taiwanese mental asylum chained together in pairs, ostensibly as part of their 'revolutionary' therapy.

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