CHANG Chien-chi | The chain

Publisher: TrolleyBooks, London, 2002, First Edition

Hardcover in clamshell In metal box, 14,5x21 cm, 160 pages, 47 duotone B/W photo and 600 lines perinch

Condition: Excellent

Language: English

ISBN: 0954207955

Limited Edition 800 copies

400 €

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The renowned Taiwanese photographer Chien-Chi Chang's images of the Lung Fa Tang Temple in Taiwan, where 700 psychiatric patients are chained together to farm one million chickens, apparently to render them sane. These photographs were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2001, the Sao Paulo Bienal in 2002 and the International Center of Photography Triennial in 2003. This book was included in the best books categories of both PDN Photography Annual 2003 and the Photo-Eye Awards 2003, won first prize at the Pictures of the Year International for best book in 2003, and third prize at the Gruppo Redattori Iconografici Nazionale (GRIN) Awards 2004.