Simon Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, 1978. Simon has been living and working as a documentary photographer in Europe since 2003, mainly focusing on stories about people whose voices were rarely heard, the communities being ignored by the mainstream society, and the mental-health issues in the post-conflict regions, etc.Read More
Shortly after graduating from the department of communication arts of Catholic Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Simon moved to Prague, Czech Republic and got accepted to the Master's program in photography at Prague Film and Television Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) in 2004.
He is currently based in Ljubljana since 2010. Simon is the winner of multiple Slovenia Press Photo Awards in the best story category (people/sport) in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and he was also awarded the Kaoshuing Awards and the Golden Tripod Awards, two of the most prestigious awards of contemporary art and book publication in Taiwan in 2011 and 2018. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries both in Europe and Asia, including the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid (Spain), the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow (Russia), National Culture Centre, Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Balassi Institute - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Germany), Trieste Contemporanea (Italy), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan), National Art Museum in Beijing (China), etc.
Text courtesy Galerija Fotografija.
The first of the accompanying events to the exhibition Shepherds and Slaughterhouse will be a conversation between two photographers, Simon Chang, the author of the current exhibition in the gallery and the renowned Slovenian photojournalist Jože Suhadolnik.