文。張照堂 Writings: Chang Chao-Tang
張照堂，1943年生於台北板橋，藝術家／文化工作者，國家文藝獎與行政院文化獎得主。其主編出版有《生活筆記》系列（1977-1980）、《影像的追尋 : 台灣攝影家寫實風貌》（1988）、《台灣攝影家群象》叢書（1989-1996）、《歲月風景》（2010）、《歲月印樣》（2010）、《歲月定格》（2017）等書，曾參與多部電影、紀錄片與電視節目的攝製編導，獲頒金馬獎及金鐘獎，並投入影像教育工作，為國立台南藝術大學音像紀錄研究所榮譽教授。
This book is the first collection of Chang Chao-Tang’s written works and never-published illustrations from 1960s to now, showcasing the renowned Taiwanese photographer’s narrative force beyond photography and his general love for all things art and cultural. In this book that features not one single photograph, we present to you the many different facades – in theatrics, rock, hippie, imagery, illustration – of Chang Chao-Tang.
Chao-Tang Chang, born in Banqiao, 1943. Graduated from Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University in 1965. “Wherever you go, you’re at the scene.” As a high school student, Chao-Tang Chang picked up his camera and began to shoot, and he has not stopped since. His images reveal transcendence amidst the commonplace, intimacy amidst alienation, humor amidst the absurd. They reflect the photographer’s acute observations and earnest understanding, his substantial concern and empathy. He once said, “Photographers seek less for a vista as for an atmosphere, a state of existence. They could be monumental silence and emptiness, or subtle fantasy and expectation, or perhaps an alternative ineluctable form of energy and excitement.
His career spanning more than 50 years has encompassed photography, television programs, documentary films and dramas. His works not only feel the pulse of his age, but are also far-reaching witnesses to history. He is the recipient of several major awards, including the Golden Bell (1976), the National Award for Arts (1999) and the National Cultural Award (2011). He has curated exhibitions and taught courses on photography and film. He has organized, edited and written books on Taiwanese photographers and photography. With unflagging dedication he has worked to pass on, build up and promote the legacy of both still photography and motion pictures, guiding the less experienced, making considerable contributions and casting a long shadow in his field.
《文。張照堂》 | 張照堂 | 影言社出版 | 2018年11月初版 | 256頁 | 精裝 | 19×13 cm
Writings: Chang Chao-Tang | Chang Chao-Tang | Published by VOP BOOKS | Nov. 2018 | 256 pages | Hardcover | 19×13 cm