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Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Chain

"This is not the concept for a modern dance troupe, or a drama like Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. If it was fiction, the concept, casting, costumes, and choreography would win top prizes. Yet, apparently, this is real.
Here’s the story:
700 psychiatric patients live chained together in pairs, and are forced to tend more than one million chickens at the largest chicken farm in Taiwan. Portraits of the players in this real yet surreal drama were photographed with kindness, respect and compassion by Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang. ..."

The Chain. Photographs by Chien-Chi Chang. (via Robot Action Boy, now at Wordpress)