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Chien-Chi Chang

No Flash Needed

by David Frazier

CHIEN-CHI CHANG, From "The Chain" Series. Photograph. Courtesy the artist and Magnum Photos.

Last year, while on assignment with some 50 other photographers in Thailand for a photo book called Nine Days in the Kingdom, Chien-chi Chang (See AAP 33) phoned a third of his colleagues in their rooms and, claiming to be Henri Cartier-Bresson, scolded them for using a flash, saying it wasn't "real photography."

His invocation of the patron saint of photojournalists seems odd in this era. Thereā€¦

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