INTERVIEW: Simon Chang, the Only Taiwanese Photographer Documenting Refugees in Slovenia

The world is unfair, but through the lenses of Taiwanese photographer Simon Chang, we are all just human.

The News Lens
Date: 2017/05/26
By: Olivia Yang

We are sitting on a bench in a dim exhibition room with our backs against the wall. I scan

《月球背面的逃難場景》平面攝影系列 © 張雍 Simon Chang.

the wall of faces in front of us, as the only Taiwanese photographer that has documented refugees in Slovenia softly speaks to me.

Simon Chang (張雍), is a freelance photographer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

When Hungary closed its borders in late 2015, thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan started flooding into Slovenia, and Chang was in Rigonce, a small town of just 200 people, to record their stories. The series is also part of Chang’s latest exhibition, “The Left Atrium, The Right Ventricle,” at Xue Xue Institute in Taipei.

“I’m an immigrant myself. I’ve been in Slovenia for seven years, and spent another seven in Czech,” says the 38-year-old. “Most of the photographers I met at the scene were there shooting for work. Those are very distant shots to me.    [FULL  STORY]

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