Simon Chang was born in Taipei, Taiwan, 1978.
Simon has been living and working as a documentary photographer in Europe since
2003, mainly focusing on stories about people whose voices were rarely heard, the
communities being ignored by the mainstream society, and the mental-health issues
in the post-conflict regions, etc. Shortly after graduating from the department of
communication arts of Catholic Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taipei, Simon moved to
Prague, Czech Republic and got accepted to the Master’s program in photography at
Prague Film and Television Academy of the Performing Arts (FAMU) in 2004. He is
currently based in Ljubljana since 2010.

Simon is the winner of multiple Slovenia Press Photo Awards in the best story
category (people/sport) in 2011, 2012 and 2015, and he was also awarded the
Kaoshuing Awards and the Golden Tripod Awards, two of the most prestigious
awards of contemporary art and book publication in Taiwan in 2011 and 2018. His
works have been exhibited in museums and galleries both in Europe and Asia,
including the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid (Spain), the National Centre for
Contemporary Arts in Moscow (Russia), National Culture Centre, Cankarjev dom in
Ljubljana (Slovenia), Balassi Institute - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Germany), Trieste
Contemporanea (Italy), Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Taiwan), National Art Museum in
Beijing (China), etc.

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