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Double Happiness [Hardcover]

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For Taiwanese photographer Chien-Chi Chang, Double Happiness is an extremely personal project: "For years, my folks had been bugging me to get married," he says, "and I wanted to show them how I view marriage in Taiwan. I'm not anti-marriage . . . but I had to do something to protest." That was in 1994, and thus began Chang's fascination with the Taiwanese wedding industry.

Double Happiness is the maturation of this original impetus. His first work on the topic was classically photojournalistic in approach, following the mainstream wedding industry as it manufactured strangers into brides and grooms. Almost ten years later, the work and his approach has evolved enormously, resulting in a body of work that addresses the fringes of the wedding industry: the voluntary importation of women from Vietnam and other poorer Asian countries into Taiwan for the purpose of brokered marriages. A selection of young women are displayed to the men who sign up for the service; if a man chooses one of the girls and she accepts the proposal, the marriage takes place within three days. The marriage broker handles the entire affair from selection process to ceremony. Chang offers a series of scenarios following the process: selection, application and paperwork, ceremony. The images are accompanied by interviews with the brokers, the men and women, and sample "interviews" that take place between the potential bride and grooms as they determine the suitability of their partners.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   1.45 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 15, 2005
Publisher   Aperture
ISBN  1931788561  
ISBN13  9781931788564  

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wrenched rag  Feb 5, 2006
The book is amazing for its simple and accurate observastion.

Over and over the camera does not change. There are no play on angles. Strait forward: what is happening?

The author does not prod to give the reader an opinion. The book is plain truth.

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