A solo photography exhibition titled "The Passage of Time” will open in Tokyo this September, presenting a curated collection of photographs taken over a span of 30 years by esteemed photographer Chang Chao-tang (張照堂) from Sept. 1 through Oct. 30.
Chang is a Taiwanese photographer notable for the themes of surrealism and existentialism in his works. Chang received the National Award for Arts in 1999 and National Cultural Award in 2011.
A total of 23 photographs will be showcased at the Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo. The photographs were taken by Chang from the 1970s to the 1990s, with each piece a record of his social memories and inner landscapes.
The opening ceremony will be held on Sept. 1, where Chang will be joined by several Japanese art professionals, including the deputy director of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the director of Tokyo Wonder Site. More than 100 guests are expected to attend.
The ceremony will be followed by a forum held by curators Shen Chao-liang (沈昭良) and Hiroshi Suganuma (管沼比呂志) and photographer Masato Seto (瀨戶正人). Their session with Chang will explore the stories behind his photographs for a better understanding of his collection.
In addition, a documentary film made by international award-winning director Fu Ji-zhong (傅季中) will be played during the showcase. Titled "Light/Shadows (光•影 張照堂),” the documentary reveals the photographic and spiritual journey that Chang embarked on from the 1960s to the 1990s in Taiwan.
'The Passage of Time' featuring Chang Chao-tang