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Chien-Chi Chang
These Taiwanese wedding pictures, taken by Chien-Chi Chang, are not the celebratory nuptial norm that are the bread and butter of photographers everywhere, but rather a jaundiced look at the institution and the industry of marriage. A couple is caught in a net of spray-string confetti; a bride poses among ruin; a chain of wedding couples kisses in a zoo with caged elephants behind them; and a post-nuptial couple, in all their Western finery, sleep soundly, and separately, in the back of a limousine. "I do, I do, I do" reveals conflicts that the artist, a 41-year-old unwed man with three younger...

Chien-Chi Chang 1999

TAIWAN. Taipei. 1999. A bride at a photo studio.
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TAIWAN. 1998. A prospective bride in Taipei is having her hair...
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TAIWAN. 1994. Flower boy Chuen-en teases his aunt Ma-lee Chang...
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TAIWAN. Taichung. 1999. One month before her wedding date, this...
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TAIWAN. 1997. "Look this way and just smile a bit more," says...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Under the direction of two different photographers...
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TAIWAN. 1998. An electric fan helps achieve the desirable effect...
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TAIWAN. 1998. The National Taiwan University Hospital campus...
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TAIWAN. 1995. The National Taiwan University Hospital campus...
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TAIWAN. 1999. A photo assistant is arranging a pose for this...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Location shots are a must in order to complete...
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Taiwan. Taichung County. 1999. A couple seeks a rapeseed field...
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TAIWAN. Taichung. 1997. Final touches to the groom during a photo...
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TAIWAN. 1998. During a location shoot in northern Taipei, this...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1999. A prospective couple in Taipei tries to...
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TAIWAN. Taipei County. 1998. Walking across ruins of a deserted...
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Taiwan. 1999. An exhausted bride in Taichung who started her...
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TAIWAN. 1997. On her wedding day, Kuo-hsun Chen of Taichung gets...
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TAIWAN. 1998. A bride in Taipei bids farewell to her mother and...
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TAIWAN. 1999. As a sales pitch, wedding studios hire women dressed...
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TAIWAN. Taichung. 1997. Kun-hsun Chen of Taichung sits quietly...
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TAIWAN. 1999. Flower girls check out the scene before a reception...
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TAIWAN. 1998. A bride is led by her father down the aisle in...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1998. A bride waits for her husband at the beginning...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Kun-hsun Chen of Taichung bids farewell to her...
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TAIWAN. 1994. After nearly a month of preparation for her wedding,...
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TAIWAN. 1998. Friends and relatives pose with a newlywed couple...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 2000. On their wedding date, the bride and groom...
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TAIWAN. Kaohsiung. 2000. In a group wedding sponsored by Kaohsiung...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Inside the waiting room, brides and grooms await...
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TAIWAN. 1997. A bride checks her make-up while her husband looks...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Newlyweds pose for pictures after a group wedding...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1998. Brides wait for the start of a Taipei City...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Brides and grooms line up for the start of a group...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1997. Flower children and brides wait for the...
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TAIWAN. 2000. A seasick bride is comforted by her husband during...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1998. A bride making last-minute preperations...
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TAIWAN. 1997. Brides, grooms, and guests of honor await the...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1997. Brides in traditional embroidered capes...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 2000. Soon after a group wedding in Taipei, newlyweds...
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TAIWAN. 2000. A highlight of the wedding ceremony is when grooms...
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TAIWAN. 1998. Newlyweds pose for a group picture after a ceremony...
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TAIWAN. Taipei. 1997. The city of Taipei holds a group wedding...
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TAIWAN. 1999. A mother plays hide-and-seek with her child before...
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TAIWAN. 1998. Guests turn rowdy and demand to kiss the bride...
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TAIWAN. 1999. Soon after the wedding reception, bride and groom...
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TAIWAN. 1998. In the middle of a reception, both bride and groom...
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TAIWAN. 1999. In a post-reception game, a blind-folded bride...
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