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Taiwan native Chien-Chi Chang documented the plight of illegal immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, and returned, with several of his subjects, to photograph family members left behind in rural China.
“I have an emotional stake in ‘Divided Lives,’” Chang wrote of the project. Before coming to the U.S. in 1991, he had heard endless stories about New York’s immigrant community. “I discovered a different reality where many Chinese were delivered at great personal sacrifice into a life of indentured servitude, fear and extortion.”
“I photographed for 10 years, and I wrote for 1 year… and when I finished this work I finished it because I was told to. If I hadn’t been told to (…) I’d probably still be doing it and nothing else because I love doing it so much.” (Larry Towell, talking about one of his photobooks)
Magnum photobooks are some of the most collectible and cherished books in the world. Magnum photographers, Elliott Erwitt, Alex Webb, Bruce Gilden, Chris Steele-Perkins, Lise Sarfati, Chien-Chi Chang, Eli Reed, Larry Towell, Leonard Freed, Jonas Bendiksen and Peter Marlow present and discuss their books in this video produced for the Magnum Festival 2007 in NYC.
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