Born in Taichung, Taiwan in 1961. Chang earned his BA from Soochow University in 1984 and an MA from Indiana University in 1990. In 1995, Chang was elected to join Magnum Photos and became a Full Member in 2001. In his work, Chien-Chi Chang makes manifest the abstract concepts of alienation and connection. Chang’s investigation of the ties that bind one person to another was drawn on his own deeply divided immigrant experience in the United States. He was the recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Fund in 1999. Chang lives in Graz, Austria.