With powerful individual vision, these photographers chronicle the world and interpret its people, events and issues. They will draw from their personal perspectives to create an engaging discourse on the role of image making in relation to this year’s festival theme Still Revolution.
Mark Power was born in Harpenden, England in 1959. He took up photography accidentally after study painting. His interest in long-term, self-initiated projects is complimented by a number of large-scale commissions in the industrial sector. Power has published four books: The Shipping Forecast (1996), Superstructure (2000), the Treasury Project (2002) and 26 Different Endings (2007). He has exhibited extensively worldwide. He is a professor of photography at the University of Brighton. Power joined Magnum Photos in 2002.
Bruno Barbey is a Frenchman born in Morocco. Barbey joined Magnum Photos in 1964, becoming a full member in 1968, the year he documented the political unrest and student riots in Paris. Between 1979 and 1981, Barbey photographed Poland at a turning point in its history, publishing his work in the widely acclaimed book Poland. Although he rejects the label of “war photographer,” he has covered civil wars in Nigeria, Vietnam, the Middle East, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Kuwait.
Born in Taiwan, Chien-Chi Chang's work draws on his own immigrant experience. Themes of alienation and connection surface particularly in The Chain, a collection of portraits made in a Taiwanese mental institution. For 16 years, Chang has photographed the bifurcated lives of Chinese immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, along with those of families back home in Fujian. Chang joined Magnum Photos in 1995. He lives and works in Taipei and New York.